Apostille service overview:
  • We can apostille all types of disability documents
  • Contact us to find out how the process works for your document
  • 10-12 day service from £98
  • 3-4-day service from £120
  • 1 day (next business day) from £130
  • 1-day e-Apostille from £167

The price includes admin fees, solicitor certification, apostille certificate, FCDO fees, and VAT.

Most disability documents, certificates, badges etc must be certified before they can be submitted for an apostille certificate.

We can return the legalised documents via DHL or Royal Mail (next-day service), or you can collect them in person.

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How the process works:  

Step one:

Make sure that you have a valid document, that it is not damaged and that it can be apostilled.

Step two:

Contact our office.

Please provide the following information:

  • What kind of disability document(s) need to be apostilled?
  • In which country will your disability document(s) be used?
  • How soon do you need the apostille?
  • How will the certificate be delivered and returned?

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

If you accept the quotation, the process of getting an apostille starts.

Step three:

Once your disability document has been apostilled, we will send you a scanned copy via email.

If you are not collecting your apostilled document from our London office – we will provide you with the tracking number the courier gave.

Note that we return documents by DHL or Royal Mail only. If you want to make other arrangements, please let us know.

How much does it cost?

The price includes admin, solicitor, FCDO, and VAT. Business documents incur an additional processing fee.

There could be additional costs, depending on your chosen service and how many documents you wish to apostille. Additional cost examples are:

  • Translations start from £30
  • Notarisation by notary public (+ £96)
  • Return delivery costs (+ £12)
  • Embassy legalisation (from + £75)

How long does it take to get an apostille?

There are 4 options for getting an apostille.

Option one: 10-12 days:

Your documents are “posted” to the FCDO in Milton Keynes and then posted back to our office – or your address. This process usually takes about 10 business days. (currently unavailable)

Option two: 3 to 4 days:

  • If documents arrive by 10:30 am, it will take 3 days
  • If documents arrive after 10:30 am, then it will take 4 days
  • Documents are submitted and collected in person

Option three: 1 day (next business day)

  • Documents must arrive before 10:00 am for the next-day service.
  • Documents can be collected around 3:30 pm the next day.
  • Documents are submitted and collected in person

Option four: e-Apostille 1 to 2 days 

Electronic apostilles are usually completed within 24 hours but can take two working days, depending on the FCDO’s workload.

Do I have to come to your office?

No, you don’t need to attend our office in Westminster. Documents can be sent by courier or by post. We recommend using a tracked service if you send your documents by post. We return your documents in the same way.

You are, of course, welcome to drop the documents off in person. However, delivering in person requires that you have an order number. Therefore, please make sure you contact our office first.

Our building amenities and access:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift to all floors
  • Accessible WCs on each floor

On-site assistance:

  • Front desk staff – YES
  • Building security – YES

Can all types of disability documents be apostilled?

Yes, all official disability-related documents issued by the UK government are eligible for apostille certification. However, if the document does not contain a stamp or signature from a public official, it requires certification before it can be submitted for an apostille.

Non-governmental documents, such as a letter from an employer confirming an individual’s disability status, must also be certified by a solicitor or notarised by a notary public.

Some examples of UK disability documents that can be apostilled are:

  • Disability living allowance (DLA) award letter
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision letter
  • Blue Badge parking permit
  • Disabled ID card
  • Disabled person’s bus pass
  • Disabled Person’s Railcard
  • Disability-related exemption certificate for vehicle tax
  • Certificate of vision impairment – CVI
  • Access to work grant approval letter
  • Access Card (for access to buildings and services)
  • Evidence of registration with a GP as blind or partially sighted
  • Letter from a consultant or other medical professional confirming a disability or long-term health condition
  • British Sign Language (BSL) or Deafblind manual alphabet card
  • Letter from a hospital consultant or GP confirming that the person has a learning disability

Can I get an apostille for my UK medical reports?

Yes. Getting an apostille for your medical reports issued in the UK is possible if they are to be presented in another country. See the information on how to get an apostille for a medical report.

To get an apostille, do you require additional proof of my disability?

To get disability documents apostilled, we do not require supporting documents. However, you may be asked to prove your documents are genuine before they are certified and submitted for an apostille.

Suppose you submit a disability-related document for an apostille, such as a disability assessment report or a letter from a healthcare provider. In that case, the document already contains the necessary information and verification of your disability status.

Can I apply for an apostille certificate if I am not the person named on the disability document?

Yes. In the UK, you can apply for an apostille certificate for a disability document even if you are not the person named on the document.

You will, however, need to provide evidence that you have the legal authority to act on behalf of the person named on the document.

For example, if you are applying for an apostille for a disability assessment report for a family member or a friend. In that case, you may need to provide a power of attorney document or a letter of authorisation from the person named on the document.

This document should clearly state that you have the authority to act on their behalf and request an apostille certificate for the disability document.

Do I need apostilles for all my UK disability documents?

You only need apostilles for disability documents requested by an employer or other official authority in the destination country. Its recommended that you check with the requesting authority which and how many documents must be apostilled.

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