If you need same-day service, check with us as soon as possible so that we can ensure that your documents qualify for the same-day service.
To qualify for the premium same-day, apostille service, your document(s) must be ready to be apostilled – and we must receive your documents by 10 am for the same-day service.
Ready to be apostilled means:
Usually, documents are apostilled at the Milton Keynes Legalisation Office which is 2.5 hours outside of London and takes 2-3 days.
However, as a registered FCDO apostille agency – the same-day apostille service can be completed at the London legalisation office, on King Charles St, which is only accessible for registered agencies, like us.
The legalisation office at the FCDO accepts applications for same-day services from 9 am to 12:30 pm Monday to Friday.
No submissions are accepted after 12.30 pm.
Some documents need to be solicitor certified or notarised so all documents must reach our office by 10 am to qualify for the same-day service.
When posting documents to our office, use a courier service, or recorded delivery. A next day service usually arrives by 9.30 am at our office.
If attending in person, make sure that you arrive at least 10 minutes before 10 am in case building security and ID checks take extra time.
The FCDO allows for the collection of documents from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. In most cases, we collect documents for the same-day service by 3.30 pm (assuming they are ready by then) and documents are ready for collection by 4 pm.
As soon as we have collected the documents, we notify you that your documents have been posted or are ready for collection.
For the same-day apostille service, we also return your documents the same day. DHL dispatches couriers the same day for next-day delivery, including international deliveries.
Using a courier would not return the documents the same day.
It’s a next-day (24-hour) service.
Read our full return delivery options.