Frequently Asked Questions About Ordering an Apostille
We hope the following FAQs are helpful, but please contact us if you need any assistance.
Ordering an Apostille Questions
We have numerous options available to our clients for payment to ensure the process is as simple as possible. All of our payment options are available for you to choose from on our application form, so please choose the most convenient option for yourself and we will be certain to proceed in this manner. Some of our payment options include our office calling or emailing you for payment, UK Cheque or Postal order, PayPal, Bank Transfer or Credit/Debit card.
We are able to offer a Scan and Email service for our clients where an electronic copy of their legalised documentation is sent to them via email upon completion before dispatch. This service incurs a fee of just £12.00 per order and is highly recommended if you are experiencing a tight deadline with overseas authorities and wish to submit the electronic version to them before you receive the physical copy in the post. The scan and email service includes both the certification and Apostille stamp issued to your document.
Once your documents have completed their legalisation process successfully we are able to dispatch all orders to thousands of locations overseas on your behalf should this be your preference. We have couriers available to ship documents abroad, our most secure and reliable option being the DHL Courier which sees documentation delivered in approximately 1-2 working days.
As we are a registered business with the UK Foreign Office we can ensure a completion time of approximately 1-2 working days providing there are no unforeseen issues or delays. This is due to the fact that our courier is able to personally hand deliver the documents to the UK government office whereas the general public cannot. When applying to the UK Foreign office directly rather than using our service the legalisation process can take approximately 2 working weeks for completion.
When we certify your document it will be certified by one of our UK registered solicitors and not a Notary Public. For the purposes of the apostille the solicitor certification is perfectly acceptable. A notary is simply a solicitor with a few more qualifications. The only time you must use a Notary Public is if the document clearly states it is being signed by a notary or if the person requesting the apostilled document(s) from you insist on a notary certification.