How to order:
Check your birth certificate:
- Do you have the ‘long form’ birth certificate?
- Do you have the original birth certificate – or –
- Do you have an official copy from the GRO?
IMPORTANT: A photocopy of a birth certificate can not be used for an apostille!
Originals or official GRO copies do not need to be certified by a solicitor or a notary.
Check that your birth certificate is not damaged, laminated or altered in any way; otherwise, it cannot be apostilled.
Contact our office. When emailing, please provide the following information:
[or complete this form]
- How many documents need an apostille?
- What type of birth certificate needs the apostille?
- In which country will your certificate be used?
- Does the birth certificate need translating?
- How soon do you need the apostille?
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.
Please note, to get an apostille attached, you must post the birth certificate to our central London office by recorded delivery.
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?
The cost of a birth certificate apostille starts from £79.
Other costs will depend on what service you choose (standard or same-day service), if you also need embassy attestation, and what return delivery method has been chosen.