Search and Extract Services provides a fast and simple service to obtain an Apostille stamp on your documents issued in Scotland.
When you present a legal document in a foreign country, it is often very difficult to determine whether the document is genuine and legal. In 1961, the process for legalising documents for use abroad was abolished and replaced by a simple certificate of authenticity, called an ‘Apostille’, under the Hague Convention. Search and Extract Services can acquire this Certificate on your behalf for your document and return it direct to your door or to a third party.
The Apostille Certificate is a paper attachment which is fixed with glue to your supplied papers. As it is glued and embossed with the Legalisation Office Apostille seal you may wish to legalise a certified copy so that the originals remain unchanged.
Order Legalisation / Apostille Scotland - Despatch within 6 to 8 working days after receiving your documents.
Order Legalisation / Apostille Scotland - Despatch within 2 to 3 working days after receiving your documents.
Within the UK there is only one official apostille certificate. There are some documents that in England and Wales look different to those issued in Scotland , Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, States of Guernsey or Republic of Ireland. For example English birth certificates, disclosure documents, criminal record checks, police letters, and court documents, may be presented in a different format. However, they are all issued with the same apostille certificate.
We can process all UK documents whether issued in Scotland or any of the UK countries and issue the apostille certificate within just a few days.
We can issue the apostille certificate on almost all public and personal documents. There are very few exceptions. If your document contains an original signature, seal or stamp from a practising public organisation or official government body then we can process it.
We can legalise original documents and photocopies of certain types of document as long as they have been certified by a practising Scotland solicitor or notary officer. The following list is just a sample of the type of documents we handle.
*** - (Photocopies or original certified by a practising solicitor or notary officer from Scotland)
We can issue the apostille certificate on 99% of UK countries and Ireland documents. There are a few basic rules that apply to handling your documents but we take of everything for you.
Note: This list of documents above is by no means exhaustive, please contact us if your document is not listed here or you need further information.