Legalising UK documents is usually a simple process.
[If required] Get documents notarised by a notary or solicitor
Your documents may need to be notarised by a registered UK notary public or solicitor. (For example, business and educational documents need certification)
Please note – if you send us pre-certified documents, ensure your documents are prepared according to the embassy’s requirements – otherwise, documents may be rejected.
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.
If a match can be found, they request payment, and the apostille is attached to your documents. Sometimes, they stamp your documents.
Additional steps are required for some documents – please enquire.