Documents we can legalise

All apostilles are similar but not all documents are processed the same way. There are hundreds of different documents that need to be legalised and it is important that they are prepared properly and the correct version is submitted for legalisation.

Using our apostille service makes the entire process simple. We do not use industry jargon and legal terms when plain English can be used. See our list of documents below to find out which documents we process and how much it will cost.

1
Standard Documents

Official government documents and other certificates from recognised authorities can be issued with the apostille with no further certification. The following list of documents are all standard documents. They should bear a stamp or signature from a government employee.

2
Company Documents

The majority of company documents need to be certified by a solicitor before the apostille can be issued. We will arrange for your document to be checked, certified by one of our solicitors and then attach the apostille to your document. This is a fully inclusive service.

3
Personal Documents

Many documents must be certified by a solicitor after they have been checked. Academic certificates, awards, personal papers, passports and driving licences. These documents incur additional charges as a solicitor will need to check documents and create a certified cover sheet.

4
Bound Sets of Documents

When a group of documents relate to one person or one company it is often suitable to bind the documents together as one set. This can significantly reduce legalisation fees when you have more than two documents. (Please note not all documents can be bound together).

 
 

Document lists

Standard Documents
Government or certified documents

Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Death certificates
Adoption Certificates
Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage
Power of Attorney*
Affidavits*
Authorisation Letters*
Statutory Declarations*
Other documents signed by your Solicitor or Notary
Business Documents (already certified)*
Academic Certificates (already certified)*
Deed Poll*
Deeds and Wills*
Decree Absolute or Decree Nisi
Court documents & Probates
Certificates of Good Standing
HM Revenue and Customs letters
Certificate of Residence documents
ACPO, ACRO, Police letters, CRB's
Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS)
Disclosure Scotland, Enhanced Disclosure

Company Documents
Business or commercial papers

Certificate of incorporation
Certificate of Name Change
Memorandum of Association
Articles of Association
Share Certificates
Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Incumbency
Company Accounts
Tax Returns
Authorisation Letters
Appointing Agent Letters
Bank Letters
IN01 Incorporation Form
AD01 Address Form
CH01 Director Form
AP01 Director Form
TM01 Director Form
AR01 Annual Return
Company letters
LLP Incorporation Forms
Partnership agreements
Partnership Documents
Other company papers

Personal Documents
Academic or identity documents

Degrees
Masters
Awards
Professional Qualifications
Membership Certificates
Training Certificates
Diplomas & Transcripts
PGCE & QTS
GCSE, GCE,
O Level, A Level
NVQ
City & Guilds
TEFL/CELTA/TESOL documents
Apprenticeship & Indenture Certificates
Passport
Driving Licence
Bank Statements
Utility bills or proof of address
Other identity Documents
Baptism & Confirmation Certificates
Islamic Marriage Certificates
Bills of Sale & Proof of Ownership

Sets of Documents
Legally Bound

Collating documents into a ‘bound set’ is a great way of reducing the cost of legalising documents. In some circumstances we can legally bind documents together and issue just one apostille. This is common with:
- Company documents
- Academic certificates
- School reports

Typically the documents must all relate to one person or one company. You should check if producing a legalised set of documents is suitable with the authority requesting the apostille.

Please note – Government documents (birth, marriage and death certs, criminal records, etc) cannot be included within a set. They have their own apostille.

 

*Any document marked with an asterisk in the standard list will need to be correctly certified by a solicitor or notary before it can be legalised. In most cases we can arrange this on your behalf if you have not had it done already. If the document explicitly states it must be witnessed by a solicitor or notary then you will need to do this before sending the document to us.

If you are not sure whether your document needs to be certified please contact us. In most cases we can do the certification for you if it is required so can save you time and excessive certification charges.