Service summary:
  • We need the original driving license
  • Post or hand deliver the license (24 hours)
  • Our solicitor certifies the driver’s license
  • We get the apostille and return your license
  • The process takes 1-2 days and starts from £110

Getting an apostille for an official UK driver’s license is straightforward.

We need to receive the original driver’s license in our office in London.

We then take a photocopy, and the solicitor certifies the copy before getting the apostille.

Once we receive the driver’s license, getting an apostille usually takes 2 -3 days, and costs £110, including solicitor fees, FCDO fees, our fees and VAT.

Same-day emergency service is available if we receive your passport before 10 am. Or you can request a 24-hour apostille service.

How to place an order 

Step one:

Check that your driver’s permit can be legalised by the legalisation office.

In most cases, your passport must be valid long enough for the requesting authorities (usually 6 months +).

Driver’s licences and other ID documents do not qualify for an e-apostille.

Step two:

The original UK driving licence cannot be apostilled – only photocopies. So, we get your copy certified by a UK solicitor or notary public.

If you already have a solicitor-certified copy, we can get the apostille only.

Step three:

Contact us to place an order.

When emailing, please provide the following information:

  • What country will the driving licence be used in?
  • Do you need a translation?
  • How soon do you need the apostille?
  • How will you get your license to us? (In person, by mail etc.)
  • How will the legalised doc be returned? (Collection, courier, etc.)

Once we have all the information, the team will assess your enquiry and give you a personalised and detailed quotation.

If you accept our quotation, we will send an invoice to be paid, and the process of getting an apostille for your driver’s license starts.

We will take care of the entire apostille legalisation process for you.

Final step:

We will contact you as soon as the documents are ready to be collected or let you know they have been posted.

Regardless of what return delivery method is chosen (in person, self-addressed envelope, DHL etc.), we will email you a scanned copy of the apostilled driver’s license.

How much does it cost?

A standard apostille certificate for a driving licence starts from £110, including solicitor fees, FCDO fees, our fees and VAT. 

There could be additional costs, depending on another service you choose and how many UK documents you wish to apostille. Additional cost examples:

  • Same day or express service (+ £123)
  • Return delivery costs (+ £20)
  • Notarisation by notary public (+ £90)
  • Embassy attestation/legalisation (from £165)

Why can only a photocopy of the driver’s license be apostilled?

The driver’s license can not be altered in any way, or it would become invalid. The driver’s licence is also a small plastic card ( 3.5cm x 4.5cm), so it would be too small to attach an apostille certificate, which is 15cm x 15cm in size.

What information is required to get a driving licence apostilled?

To get an apostille certification for your driving licence, you need to submit the original driving permit to us, including the following:

  • We need to make a scanned copy of your driving licence (both sides) of the original driving license.
  • Contact details, including your mobile number and email address

  • The country for which you wish to use your driving licence.
  • Your postal address to send the apostilled document back to you.
Mock-design of UK driving license and (old) counterpart
Mock-design of UK driving license and (old) counterpart / Image credit: apostillelondon.com

What if I’m not in the UK and require an apostille certificate for my driving licence?

If you are not in the UK, you can still get an apostille for your UK driver’s license. You can post or courier your licence to our office.

Or, you can employ the help of a family member or friend to assist you in the process of getting an apostille for your driving license here in the UK.

If you need notarisation we need to check if a remote video notarisation is possible.[2]

Non-English speaking countries may require a translation

Should you need to use the apostilled driver’s license in a non-English speaking country, a certified translation of your photocopied driver’s license might be required. The requesting authorities will usually let you know if this is required.

If you need a translation service, we can provide this for you. [4]

Non-Hague member countries may also require embassy attestation

The apostilled driving licence may also need to be authenticated at an embassy in London. For example, if the country you are using the licence in is not part of the apostille treaty, then embassy attestation might be requested. [3]

What if you have changed your name on your driving licence?

You can get an apostille without further proof or documents if you have changed your name on the driver’s licence. However, it is possible that overseas authorities may request an apostilled and certified Deed Poll.

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[1] Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence
https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-to-replace-a-driving-licence

[2] Driving licences and applications
https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla/y/driving-licences-and-applications

[3] Get your driving licence legalised
https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised