An apostille is a certificate that confirms the authenticity of a document’s signature, seal, and stamp. It is a form of legalization that is recognized globally and enables the document to be used in foreign countries.
Legalise your document with Apostille
Once a divorce is pronounced in the UK there might be a need to have the Final Divorce Order recognised in another country.
Should an official from another country ask you to provide a legalised document from the UK then you may need to use the apostille service. The Legalisation Office does check the document, including whether the signature, stamp or seal is authentic. It will then proceed to legalise the document by adding an apostille stamp which is a stamped official certificate.
The Legalisation Office is able to legalise documents issued within the UK as it is within their jurisdiction. The legalisation of foreign documents can be made by the country they were issued from.
Should you need to legalise a document you wish to use outside of the UK, you will need to have an Apostille. The process does permit to confirm that the UK document presented with the signature, stamp or seal does belong to public officials such as a Solicitor, Lawyer, Notary. Once an official document has an apostille attached and is legalised then it can be used anywhere in the world.
Should you wish to learn more about the process and timeframe we recommend that you contact our office and we will be happy to discuss it with you.