To get an apostille for a bank statement, first, the bank statement must be certified by a UK solicitor or notary public.
Then the certified bank statement can be apostilled by contacting the UK legalisation office or the FCDO, who will authenticate the signatures, stamps, and seals on the bank statement and attach the apostille certificate.
We can get your UK bank statement(s) certified and apostilled in two or three days.
What it is:
A bank statement is a summary of financial transactions over a given period for a bank account by an individual or a business .
Frequently used for:
Examples of using a bank statement outside the UK:
- To prove your income
- To access financing
- To open a bank account in a foreign country
- To open a new business
- To apply for a business license
- To verify your source of funds
Original or copy:
Both the original or a photocopy of the bank statement can be used to get an apostille. Both the original or the copy must first be certified by a solicitor or notary public.
You can request a replacement from the bank or download a statement from your mobile app or online banking account.
How much does it cost?
A standard FCDO apostille for bank statements starts from £110. (includes solicitor certification, FCDO fees, our fees, and VAT.
Other costs will depend on what service you choose (premium service, same-day service, etc. ), how many bank statements need to be apostilled, if you need a notary service, embassy fees, and what return delivery method you will need.
What are the requirements for a bank statement to get an apostille?
A bank statement should meet the following requirements to be eligible for an apostille:
Why do you need an apostille for a bank statement?
You would need an apostille for a bank statement if an overseas authority requested that your bank statement is legalised.
The overseas authority will typically request a legalised bank statement to prove your source of income and availability of funds.
Can a UK bank notarise a document?
UK bank officials cannot notarise bank statements unless they use a registered UK notary public. Although banks have notaries on staff who can notarise bank statements, banks in the UK usually do not offer notarisation or certification of bank statements for legalisation .
Can a notary refuse to authenticate the bank statement?
Yes, a notary can refuse to authenticate a bank statement under the following conditions :
What is a bank verification letter, and can it be apostilled?
A bank verification letter is the same as a bank certification letter. It is a letter from a bank confirming that an individual has an account at that bank with the total value of the funds in the account. If the verification letter is certified, it too can get an apostille certificate attached.
Can you attest bank documents at London embassies?
London embassies can attest bank statements. When the embassy wishes to verify a statement of account, they will use an anonymous banker who handles embassy communication with the bank.
They will scan the submitted statement of account and attach it to an email that reads, “Kindly confirm the transactions on the attached statement of account for XYZ.”
When would you need an apostille for a bank statement?
There are several instances when you would need to have your bank statement apostilled, which include:
Can you legalise a photocopy of a bank statement?
Yes. Photocopies of bank statements can be legalised as long as they are certified as ‘true copy’ by a solicitor or notary public.
The solicitor or notary public must: