What it is:
A certificate of free sale (free sales certificate), also known as a certificate to a foreign government or certificate for export, is a document that states that a product can be marketed in the UK and Northern Ireland and that it is eligible for export to other countries .
Frequently used for:
An apostilled certificate of free sale is required when exporting active substances, food, or biocidal products outside the UK .
Original or copy:
- Apostilles can be attached to the original certificate of free sale document
- Apostilles can be issued to solicitor-certified copies (digitally printed certificates)
Good to know:
It is free to get a certificate of free sale in the UK.
When applying for the free sale certificate, you are instructed to save a copy on your computer. You can use that copy to get a new apostille if the original has been misplaced.
How much does it cost?
A standard UK apostille for a certificate of free sale starts from £79.
Other costs will depend on the apostille process and other services you may require, such as same-day service, consulate legalisation, notary or solicitor service, embassy fees if needed and what return delivery method you have indicated.
How to order:
A straightforward apostille certificate for a certificate of free sale can be ordered online from our website. You can choose additional apostille service options on the order page. If you are unsure, please call our office and speak to one of our experts.