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Apostille Legalisation

Legalisation (Apostille) is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine.

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Apostille Certificate and Document Legalisation Service

Good Evening, Welcome to UK Record Office !

This site exists to help you obtain a Apostille Birth, Death or Marriage certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.

Already have a birth, marriage, death or decree certificate but need it legalising?

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Send us your certificate and we will arrange for the legalisation process by adding an Apostille stamp before returning it to you anywhere in the world.
  • Replace a Apostille Birth Certificate New or Duplicate
Apostilles are required where an overseas authority needs to validate the authenticity of a certificate as having been legally produced in the UK.

The Apostille includes a raised seal from their office. The Apostille is also serial numbered which can be used to validate the Apostille's authenticity. When either the Standard or Express options are chosen, we arrange for your certificate to be legalised and it will then be returned to you.

Typically the Apostille Certificate is issued by the state from which the document originates although in some cases another state can issue the Apostille. Once a document has had an Apostille Certificate attached to it confirming the authenticity of signatures and seals it can be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille. The authority receiving the document should then accept the seals or signatures as true and valid without requesting further evidence or proof.