The Apostille

Notary Public Apostille service:

In order for some notarised documents to be accepted in the relevant Foreign jurisdiction, further formalities, known as legalisation or consularisation, may be required.

Mrs Dhariwal Notary Public offers a professional and quick legalisation service assisting clients and legal practitioners with a fast and efficient legalisation service.

We obtain Apostille certifications at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the FCO Premium facility in Central London, or at the main Legalisation office in Milton Keynes.

We can also obtain Consular/Embassy legalisations at all London based Embassies if required as well.

We can save you hours of queuing at Public Counters and days (sometimes weeks) of waiting for the return of postal applications. Our legalisation agents are well versed in the requirements of all the London-based Consulates, so we can help you comply with all the formalities, minimising any delay.

What is legalisation? (The below is information obtained from the FCO Website.)

Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a document is genuine, but having a document legalised doesn’t mean that its contents are accurate, and it does not carry any sort of official approval by the FCO. All we can do is legalise documents – we can’t translate them or offer any other services.

How do we legalise documents?

First we check the signature, seal or stamp on the document against our database. Then we attach an apostille (the legal term for the legalisation certificate) to confirm that it is genuine.

Why do documents need to be legalised?

If you are going to use British documents overseas, for business or personal reasons, you’ll probably be asked to have your documents legalised before they can be accepted. The FCO stamp of authenticity (Apostille) gives the person you’re dealing with complete confidence that it’s the genuine article.

Please speak to the Notary Public directly regarding your Apostille requirements