How to order:
Prepare your UK degree certificate(s). Decide if the original or a photocopy can be apostilled.
The apostille certificate will be glued and embossed onto your document by the FCDO. Using a solicitor-certified photocopy protects the original certificate. It’s the most popular option with our customers.
As mentioned above, photocopies of degree certificates must be certified by a solicitor or notary public before they can be apostilled.
If you are organising your own certification, ensure that the solicitor or notary you are using is registered with the UK FCDO to avoid delays (or rejections) in processing your documents.
Using your own notary can be time-consuming and expensive (some charge £150 or more).
If you don’t want to organise your own certification, we can provide this service for you.
Our solicitors and notaries will try to complete the certification process in 1 or 2 days. However, certification may take longer, depending on how quickly universities respond to requests. [*]
Contact our office by phone or email and let them know you need your degree certificate(s) apostilled.
When emailing, please provide the following information:
[or complete this form]
- How many documents do need an apostille?
- Are your degrees already certified?
- Is the apostille for the original – or a photocopy? **
- In which country will your documents be used?
- Do you require translation of your degree?
- How soon do you need the apostille?
** If you use a photocopy, you do not need to send the originals to our office. Most customers choose this option as it saves time and keeps the original degrees intact. Just send the photocopy via email, and we will certify the copies.
There are countries that will only accept apostilles on the original degree certificate. Make sure your university issues you an original copy of your degree.
Once 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 documents starts. We will take care of everything.
When your degree certificate has been apostilled, we will send you a scanned copy via email, so you know the process has been completed successfully.
Your documents are on their way or are ready for collection.
If you are not collecting your apostilled degree from our London office – we’ll provide you with the DHL tracking number as soon as they’ve been given to 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 standard FCDO apostille for a degree certificate starts from £97.
Other costs will depend on what service you choose (standard or same-day service), if you need a notary or solicitor service, university fees, embassy attestation fees (if required) and what return delivery method has been chosen.