Office: 9Carlos Place LONDON W1K 3AT

Apostille UK Service London - Fast, reliable and efficient

You can Apostille documents yourself directly. The United Kingdom FCDO Apostille Gov UK offer a postal service which is open to the public. 

Based on our experience, this postal process can take several days to a few weeks, depending on their workload. 

You can trust us with your documents as we are a registered business with the FCDO's Legalisation Office.

We take documents to their Milton Keynes office every day for our clients and can get a quicker turnarounds.

We Offer 3 Apostille Services

Urgent Next-Day Service

If we receive the document by 10.30am it will be ready for collection the following day from 15.30pm.

You can drop off your document and pick up from our office in Central London.

Standard Service

Using this service, the turnaround time is 5 working days.

You can drop off your document and pick up from our office in Central London.


Two day turnaround, often quicker.

This service is only for E-Notarisations with a Qualified or Advanced Electronic Signature, not for other paper documents.

Can I get a same-day Apostille service?

The Legalisation Office stopped its same day Apostille London service in December 2023.

We can try to get a same day service under their Restricted Urgent Service

You must show exceptional circumstances to use this.

To avail of this please let us know why you need a same day service and we will seek pre-approval from the FCDO.

Get in touch now and we'll explain what you need to do

Telephone: +442074992605


We are familiar with the processes of the FCDO and have a good working relationship with them. We ensure you get your business or personal document processed in a smooth and efficient manner.

Apostille meaning

UK Apostilles are official certificates from the UK government. They confirm the signatures and seals of a notary or public official.

The UK FCDO is the only Competent Authority in the United Kingdom for issuing Apostilles.

The Hague Apostille Convention is the international treaty which sets out the rules in relation to Apostilles. This explains why you might hear the term 'Hague Apostille' or 'Apostille of the Hague'.

You can view a list of signatory states to check what country is a part of the Convention.

If the country you're dealing with is part of the Hague Convention, a British Apostille will meet the legal requirements there. 

Wikipedia also provides a useful definition of what type of document an Apostille is.

If you are lodging your document with a public body like a court or land registry, you will need to legalise it.

Do I need embassy or consulate legalisation?

Not all countries have signed the Apostille Treaty.

In this situation, the country's United Kingdom embassy or consulate may also need to stamp and seal the documents.

In these cases, a Notary signs and seals the document and obtains an Apostille Stamp. Then, the Consulate stamps and seals the documents issued. This shows how the Hague Convention abolish the requirement for consular legalisation for member states.

Visit our Country Guide for further details and if you have any questions, please contact us by phone or email.

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