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UK Apostille Services

If you need to present a UK-Issued document to an overseas authority, it will need to be authenticated first. This is known as an Apostille Stamp. For Apostille services please select your requirements below.

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille stamp is a form of authentication added to documents to allow them to be used in member countries of the Hague Convention, and are usually requested by foreign governments to assert that a document is genuine. It is sometimes known as an FCO Apostille, as the FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) is the governmental body that issues them within the UK.

Once an Apostille stamp is added to a document, it becomes valid for use in any country that is a member of the Hague Convention. 

No Certification Required

No Certification Required

Original Documents Including:

Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Death Certificate
Adoption Certificate
Divorce Documents
Court Documents
ACRO Police Documents

Requires Certification

Requires Certification

Includes:

Educational Certificate
Passport
Driving Licence
Finance Documents
Medical Reports
Company Documents
Non-ACRO Police Documents
Most Other Documents

Which countries will accept a UK or Republic of Ireland Apostille without further consular legalisation?

The following countries are currently a part of the Apostille agreement in the Hague Convention; if the country is not listed here, it's likely you will require further legalisation after Apostille. Please check out our Legalisation section to find out more.

Albania Greece Paraguay
Armenia Grenada Peru
Antigua and Barbuda Guatemala Poland
Argentina Honduras Portugal
Armenia Hong Kong Romania
Australia Hungary Russia
Austria Iceland Saint Kitts and Nevis
Azerbaijan India Saint Lucia
Bahamas Ireland Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Bahrain Israel Samoa
Barbados Italy San Marino
Belarus Japan Sao Tome and Principe
Belgium Kosovo Serbia
Belize Kazakhstan Seychelles
Bolivia Kyrgyzstan Slovakia
Bosnia & Herzegovina Latvia Slovenia
Botswana Lesotho South Africa
Brazil Liberia South Korea
Brunei Liechtenstein Spain
Bulgaria Lithuania Suriname
Burundi Luxembourg Sweden
Cape Verde Macau Switzerland
Chile Macedonia Tajikistan
Colombia Malawi Tonga
Cook Islands Malta Trinidad and Tobago
Costa Rica Marshall Islands Tunisia
Croatia Mauritius Turkey
Cyprus Mexico Ukraine
Czech Republic Moldova United Kingdom
Denmark Monaco United States
Dominica Mongolia Uruguay
Dominican Republic Montenegro Uzbekistan
Ecuador Morocco Vanuatu
El Salvador Namibia Venezuela

Estonia

Netherlands    
Eswatini New Zealand