5 Documents Commonly Required for Overseas Marriage

Are you are planning to get married on a white sandy beach or another far away location? With so many things to plan it’s likely you have not considered which documents you may need to take with you. In addition to this, do the documents need to be legalised with the apostille?

Overseas authorities may request a variety of different documents before they will conduct your overseas marriage. Below we discuss the 5 most common documents we process for clients who are getting married abroad.

Full UK Birth Certificate

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Get Documents Apostilled Quickly and Easily

 

We know, from assisting thousands of customers every year that many people have never heard of an apostille until they need one. Even more common is the frustration customers feel trying to work out the best way to get documents apostilled.

Not sure what document legalisation is and struggling to understand the best way to obtain an apostille quickly, people begin to search online for answers. With a lot of misleading advice and various websites offering to provide apostilles, it is understandable that customers sometimes need assistance.

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Legalising TEFL and TESOL Certificates

Teaching English to students in another country is a great way of experiencing a new environment while being paid to teach. You get to discover a new culture and gain valuable experience working in a school or for an overseas company.

There are many organisations that provide placements or assist foreign schools with recruitment. You typically need a degree or relevant qualification, and a certificate that confirms you can teach English to people who do not speak English as their first language.

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Expanding Your Business - You May Need an Apostille

Having established a successful business in the UK you may be considering expansion overseas. This may be the distribution of your products, supplying services to foreign businesses or opening an overseas operation. Before you can start working abroad you may need to provide company documents to the relevant government bodies. In most circumstances you will need to legalise your documents with an apostille or attest them with the countries embassy in the UK.

Why is Certification so Important?

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Finding The Best Apostille Service

When you need an apostille from the legalisation office, you will find that there are several companies to choose from. While you can pick and choose from the results delivered on an internet search, it is important to understand that not all apostille service companies provide the same level of service and advice. You will find some companies that have poor professional practices, some that do not have secure offices and even a few people offering fake apostilles and fake documents.

Why the Apostille is Sometimes Called Attestation

Adding an apostille to a document is often referred to as the attestation. It may also be called, certification or getting a document apostilled.

The most common, and arguably correct term, is legalisation. Documents are legalised for use in another country when the apostille has been attached.

For clarity, attestation is by definition the confirmation of correctness. It also refers to the witnessing of an action or event. It is therefore easy to see why the apostille service may be referred to as attestation.

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