An apostille can be applied to almost any document. The document must have originated in the UK and be an official public document to get the UK apostille.

Non-public documents such as personal or business documents must be certified by a solicitor or notary public before the document can receive the apostille certificate from the FCDO.

There are a few documents for which an apostille cannot be obtained.

For example, a home office letter relating to your right to work in the United Kingdom is only valid for use within the United Kingdom and cannot be processed to get an apostille.

Foreign documents can not get a UK apostille, although a few exceptions exist.

No foreign educational and academic document can be apostilled in the UK.

Documents may also need to be translated to receive the apostille.

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