Most disability documents, certificates, badges etc must be certified before they can be submitted for an apostille certificate.
Getting an apostille usually takes 2 to 3 days, and costs start from £110 per document. The price includes solicitor fees, FCDO fees, our fees, and VAT.
We can return the legalised documents via DHL courier (next-day service), or you can collect them in person.
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How the process works:
Make sure that you have a valid document, that it is not damaged and that it can be apostilled.
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.
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 DHL tracking number the courier gave.
Note that we return documents by DHL courier only. If you want to make other arrangements, please let us know.
Getting an apostille for a disability document starts from £110. (includes solicitor fees, FCDO fees, our fees & VAT).
Other costs will depend on how many documents you have (prices are quoted per document, and a discount for multiple documents is available).
Additional cost examples are:
- Same day or express service (+ £123)
- UK return delivery costs (+ £20)
- Notarisation by notary public (+ £90)
- Embassy attestation (from £75)
How long does it take to get an apostille?
Our standard processing time for getting an apostille is 2-3 days.
Here is what 2 to 3 days mean:
- If your documents arrive by 10 am, it will take 2 days
- If your documents arrive after 10 am, then it will take 3 days
(+ next-day return delivery if required)
We also offer a same-day apostille service.
- Documents must arrive before 10 am for the same-day service.
- Documents can be collected around 3 pm the same day.
- Order the 5-hour emergency apostille service
If a mailing or courier service is utilised, the same day becomes a 24-hour service.
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
- 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:
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.