We legalise thousands of documents each year.
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. Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a document is genuine.
Welcome to the Legalisation Office website. The Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the only authority competent to issue apostilles in the UK.
Information about how to obtain local birth, marriage or death documents from another country.
Find out more on the terms and conditions associated with online payments for legal services
Information on the Government Diamond Office, the UK issuing authority for Kimberley Certificates.