Greek citizens living and working in the UK are regularly asked to provide documents to prove they are resident in the UK or paying UK taxes. These documents require the apostille before the authorities in Greece will accept them.
Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the number of Greek citizens currently working in the UK that need to have their documents legalised. Greece is now asking for Greek nationals to provide proof of residence in the UK or proof that they are paying UK tax.
It is essential that you confirm what documents may be needed and ask if the apostille is required.
Proving you pay UK taxes
One of the most frequently processed documents is the HMRC confirmation of residency, often referred to as the certificate of residence. This formal document issued by HMRC confirms an individual is registered with HM Revenue and Customs (the UK tax authority) for payment of UK taxes. The document can be requested from HMRC and is normally stamped and signed by one of their officers.
Another common document is an employee’s P60 end of year statement of earnings. This is normally issued by your employer and details your income during the last financial year.
Proving you are employed
We regularly process letters from employers confirming dates of employment and salary. Alternatively a copy of your contract of employment may be suitable.
Proving you live in the UK
If you only need to prove that you live in the UK then your local council office or town hall can provide a document confirming your address and that you pay council tax.
HMRC documents and P60 confirmation of earnings are the most common documents we process. We recommend you contact the authority in Greece that is asking you for the apostille if you are not sure which document to process.
In most cases we provide the apostille service in just 1-2 days. Using our service will ensure the apostille is correctly issued and where necessary documents are checked and signed by our solicitor. We speak to many customers that have sent incorrect documents to Greece that have not been legalised. Save time and money by using The Apostille Service.