Get any UK document legalised.

Standard document legalisation takes 2-3 days. A faster, same-day or 24-hour service is available on request. For emergencies, please call our office now.

Documents can be posted or delivered in person to our central London office from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday.

Our legalisation service includes:

Checking your documents, visiting solicitors or notaries if required, hand processing documents with the  UK government’s Legalisation Office (the FCDO), and returning your legalised documents.

If required, we also submit orders to embassies in London.

All document legalisation orders are executed as quickly as possible. Orders are typically fulfilled in two to three business days unless otherwise stated or requested. 

Use the enquiry form below to get a fast quote from one of our experienced legalisation specialists today. Or call 0207 0500 692

Please provide the address for the documents to be returned to:

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How legalising your UK public documents works:

Legalising UK documents is usually a simple process.

Step one:

[If required] Get documents certified or notarised 

A registered UK solicitor may need to certify your documents. (For example, business and educational documents need certification)

Step two:

Step two is getting UK documents legalised by the FCDO

UK public documents get legalised by requesting confirmation from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). They check your documents, including signatures and if public officials are part of their database.

Additional steps are required for some documents – please enquire.

How it works.
To order an apostille for your document, it is best if you first contact us so that we can check that your document can be legalised.

Or, you can call +44 (0) 207 0500 692

If your documents can be processed electronically – you just need to send a clean, clear scan of your document(s) via email.

If you need to send the original document by post, please address the envelope to:

Att: Thomas Minarik
London Apostille Services Ltd.
1st Floor
3 Orchard Place

When mailing your documents to us, we strongly recommend that you use a Recorded Delivery Service, or DHL, FedEx, UPS, or other courier services – make sure that you retain a copy of your tracking number.

Your apostilled documents are then sent back to you via recorded delivery.

You need to provide the correct documents to be apostilled.

Depending on what document, some can be sent via email, some must be posted to our office.

For the order to be completed, you must pay all fees.

We will let you know if we need any additional information.

Our primary service takes two to three days.

We also offer a 24-hour service and a ‘same-day’ apostille service.

If embassy attestation is required, the services usually take 5/7 days to legalise your document. However, this would also depend on each country’s embassy timetables.

Always enquire to get an accurate estimate.

If you need to make changes – please let us know ASAP. If the legalisation process has not yet started we can make changes. Once the apostille process has been completed, we can not make any changes.

Besides UK documents, we can also legalise certain foreign documents. What foreign documents we can legalise will depend on the document and from what country the document originated or will be used.

Please contact us so that we can check if we can legalise your overseas document.

Prior to getting apostilled, some documents must be authenticated by a UK solicitor. For example, if the document doesn’t carry the signature, stamp, or seal of a UK public authority.

Search our database if your document needs certification or notarisation.

If your documents are in a different language than English, they may need to be translated. Check with the requesting authority if your documents must be translated.

Translation of UK Documents

We offer translation services.

We can translate your documents into over 80 languages. The best way to get an estimate on the cost of a translation is to send us a copy of your documents via email.
Even if we aren’t going to be certifying any documents for you, we can still give a translation service.

If you are unsure what apostille or legalisation service, you need – simply contact one of our experts.

You can contact our experts by:

Legalisation Office
Telephone: 03700 00 22 44
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

UK General Register Office
Telephone: 0300 123 1837
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1837
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm

Arab Chamber of Commerce (ABCC)
Address: 43 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 2NJ
Phone: 020 7235 4363
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Delivering legalisation expertise that you can trust.


Knowledge of rules and procedures ensures we avoid delays and rejected documents.


Preparing documents to meet both consulate and governmental office requirements.


We guarantee that your documents are legalised or we refund our fee.

Delivering legalisation expertise that you can trust

In addition to UK document legalisation we offer:

Why order document legalisation from us?

As a dedicated legalisation agency, we can guarantee that you get the seal of approval on your documents –  or get your money back.


Documents legalised


Premium services issued


Translations issued


Notarisations issued

UK apostille for business documents

Business customers

For corporate enquiries call 0207 0500 692 or email

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