How Is The Signature On a Document Verified?

In pursuance of legalising a document with the apostille the document must have an identifiable and verifiable signature of a recognised legal official or a seal from the appropriate legal authority. This signature or seal is verified by the apostille authority in the country the document originates from and, subsequently, the apostille is issued to verify this signature or seal on a document.

Signature Verification

Why Should a Signature Be Witnessed And Who Can Do This?

Many people will, at some point, need their signature to be witnessed whether this is for a passport or mortgage application or some other form of declaration. A witness to a signature is indispensable for evidentiary purposes. Should someone refute the claim that they signed a document the witness can be contacted to testify that they did, in fact, witness the person signing the document.

How do you legalise electronically issued documents with the apostille?

As technology advances and we move into a digital age it appears an increasing number of documents are now issued electronically. Over recent years a number of organisations, in particular government departments have shown the biggest shift. This includes HMRC, Companies House and Courts issuing documents electronically. The dilemma when legalising documents is the apostille is physically attached to the document.  So the questions is how can the apostille be issued to an electronic document?

Court Documents

Pages

About Us

We believe our service to be the most efficient and low cost apostille service available. Our turnaround is quick, processing most documents in just 2 days. We understand you may have just found our website, so why choose us? You can find out more information about us here.