What is an Apostille?

Simply put, an Apostille is a certificate attached to an official document that authenticates that document by certifying the signatures/stamps are genuine. The key point is that an Apostille allows that document to be accepted in other countries without further legislation. What notarised documents can be legalised in this way? Apostille can legalise public documents that bear an original signature, seal or stamp from a UK public organisation or official such as a Notary Public. Examples ...

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St Kitts and Nevis Legalisation Requirements Guide

Documents for use in St Kitts and Nevis should be certified by the UK and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, by way of Apostille.

The legalisation fee to obtain an Apostille Certificate is £75 per document and documents will be processed by the Legalisation Office in Pall Mall within 24 hours if lodged with the FCO before 14:00.

If Notary clients ever need to visit The High Commission for St Kitts and Nevis, ...

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Guide to the Legalisation Requirements of Antigua & Barbuda

Documents for use in Antigua and Barbuda require legalisation by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”).

Documents lodged before 2pm at the Legalisation Office of the FCO can be returned fully legalised the same day. An Apostille Certificate requires a legalisation fee of £75 per document.

The FCO has two legalisation offices. The public legalisation office is situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The FCO will usually charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will usually need to be signed before ...

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French Legalisation Guide

Documents for use in France should be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by way of Apostille (“FCO”).

The legalisation fee is presently £75 per document. If lodged before 2pm, the documents will be processed the same day.

The FCO currently has two legalisation offices. The Legalisation office open to the public is located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The FCO will charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will need to be signed before a London Notary Public, and ...

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Legalisation Requirements for The Netherlands

Documents for use in the Netherlands (also Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles) should be certified by the UK and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, by way of Apostille.

The legalisation fee is £71 per document and documents will be processed within 24 hours if lodged with the FCO before 2pm.

The FCO has two legalisation offices. The public legalisation office is situated in Milton Keynes, roughly 55 miles north of London. The FCO will usually charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents ...

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Legalisation for Brazil – New Legalisation Requirements

As part of our series of London Notary Public Guides we have produced a useful update to a previous article regarding Legalisation in Brazil https://www.mdpryke-notary.com/2015/01/brazil-london-notary-public-guide-to-legalisation/.

Our Notaries Offices are located on Regent Street in Westminster London W1. Therefore we are in very close proximity to the Brazilian Consulate and have significant experience of liaising with the Brazilian Consulate to obtain legalisation on behalf of our clients. Recent changes to the requirements for ...

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Legalisation in Saudi Arabia – Free Notary Public Guide

All documents for use in Saudi Arabia firstly need to be notarised by a qualified London Notary Public by Notary seal and Notary signature. Once notarised Saudi Arabian documents are legalised by the Consular Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in 48 hours. The Legalisation fee is £6 per notarised document. All notarised documents additional require Legalisation and are Certified by Apostille certificate issued by the FCO.

The Apostille legalisation fee is £75 for each document.  Documents will ...

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Russian – London Notary Legalisation Guide

Notarisation and Legalisation of documents for Russia is a very familiar practice for our notaries offices. Documents for Russia should be Legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by Apostille. The Russian Consulate also legalises documents for use in Tadjikistan. You must present your passport when requesting legalisation with an accurately completed application form. The Legalisation fee is £40 per document and legalisation takes 24 hours.

The Russian Consulate will not legalise documents for use in Russia. If a ...

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The Legislation Office (FCO) Confirms Christmas Opening Hours

At Christmas many of our notary public clients still have urgent Apostille requirements. Often this legalisation will require an Apostille to be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at short notice. The offices of London Notary M D Notary Public will be open for all of the Christmas period. To obtain Apostille legislation we are reliant upon the Premium Service at the Legalisation Office of the ...

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