Document legalisation services in London.

Get your UK documents legalised by the FCDO for use abroad. Use this enquiry form to get a fast quote from one of our specialists today. Or call 0207 0500 692

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Here is how legalising your UK public documents works

Legalising UK documents is usually a simple process.

Step one:

[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:

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.

Our legalisation service includes:

Checking your documents, visiting solicitors or notaries if required, hand processing documents with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and submitting orders to the embassies.

Some countries request that documents are also certified by the Arab Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), which we also do.

Our document legalisation service is executed as quickly as possible. Orders are typically fulfilled in one or two business days unless otherwise stated.

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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.
83 Victoria Street

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 apostille 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:

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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.


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