What it is:
Court documents refer to documents filed in a court of law concerning a legal case. These could be pleadings, motions, orders and expert testimonies.
Frequently used for:
Court documents can be used in the following situations:
- To show that you have filed for bankruptcy
- To show that you changed your name legally
- To show details of a last will and testament.
- To show specific court orders and decisions
- To show court judgements.
Original or copy:
In most situations, we process original court documents. We can make a copy of the court document and issue the apostille. However, we recommend checking if this will be accepted overseas.
Almost all court documents are stamped by the court or bear the signature of an official court officer. The apostille is issued against this stamp or signature.
To replace a court document, you would have to consult the court that had the document issued in the UK for a replacement.
How much does it cost?
A standard FCDO apostille for court documents starts from £79.
Other costs will depend on what service you choose (same day service available) if you need a notary or solicitor service, embassy fees if required and what return delivery method is required.
How to order:
A straightforward apostille for UK court documents can be ordered online. You can choose additional options on the order page. If you are unsure, please call our office and speak to one of our experts.