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Apostille Service is OPEN - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 20/04/2020 - APOSTILLE SERVICE OPEN!

We are issuing the apostille on all UK documents!

We are currently working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to legalise UK documents with the apostille. The FCO is currently only legalising documents that are submitted by registered apostille services. This allows us to support the FCO by handing emails, phone call and online chats. We collate documents and submit them to the FCO every day to ease their workload during these very challenging times.

Hague Apostille is a recognised UK Apostille Service with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Gov.uk) for the legalisation of documents. We have priority access to the FCO as a registered business service. This ensures a swift service (subject to the FCO limits at this time). The public cannot access the FCO Legalisation Office directly until further notice but you can still send your documents to us for submission to the FCO for legalisation.

The Hague Apostille Service has implemented measures to protect our staff and customers while we provide the apostille services and embassy attestation. We thank all of our customers for the patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Apostille Orders

Normal apostille service is available. Most documents are being legalised in just 2 to 3 days.

Embassy Attestation

Embassy Attestation is operating for most countries but some attestation services are taking a few days longer to process. We are happy to provide estimated processing times on request.

Unfortunately the following country's embassies in the UK are currently NOT attesting documents.

  • China
  • Thailand
  • Qatar
  • Saudi

If you need a document attesting for one of these countries you need to inform the person requesting the documents that the embassy is closed. When these embassies reopen the legalisaiton departments we will begin submitting orders.

Contact us today for information on getting your document issued with the apostille.

Office Visits to Hague Apostille

For the foreseeable future, we are asking that customers do not visit our office. We are happy to assist by phone, email, online chat, online orders and postal applications. It is essential we manage the offices safely to protect our customers and employees.


If there is any change to the current situation we will update this page with the latest situation on processing orders. Please be assured that we have robust systems in place to manage any events and to ensure we can still support our customers during the current period.

Thank you for choosing our service.

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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.