How to order:
Check that your passport is valid long enough for the requesting authorities (usually 6 months +). If you hold dual citizenship and need both passports legalised, check both passports for the same.
Get the passport(s) certified.
Since only a photocopy of a passport can be legalised, the solicitor or notary must see your original passport before they can certify a photocopy. Therefore, you cannot send them a photocopy.
Usually, customers post or drop off their passports at our London office.
In some cases, for example, if customers are overseas, it might be possible to certify your passport remotely via a live video call.
Contact our office. Please provide the following information:
[or complete this form]
- How many passports need an apostille?
- Is your passport already certified?
- In which country will your certified passport copy be used?
- How soon do you need the apostille?
- Will you be mailing or dropping off the documents?
- Any other information that we need to know about
When we have all the information, the team will assess your enquiry and give you are personalised and detailed quotation.
If you accept the quotation, we send an invoice to be paid, and the process of getting an apostille for your birth certificate starts.
As soon as your birth certificate has been apostilled, we will send you a scanned copy via email to inform you that the process has been completed successfully and your certificate is on its way or ready to be collected.
If you are not collecting your apostilled certificate from our London office – we will provide you with the DHL tracking number given by the courier.
Note that we return documents with DHL (only). DHL return deliveries – both national and international require the following details:
- A full name
- Full return address
- Contact phone number
How much does it cost?
A UK FCDO apostille for a passport starts from £110 (includes solicitor fees, FCDO fees, our fees and VAT).
Other costs will depend on what service you choose (same-day service, 24 hours or 2 days) if you need a notary public or solicitor service, embassy fees if required and what return delivery method has been chosen.