Many jurisdictions require a document, after it has been notarised, to be legalised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with the affixing of an apostille and for those countries who are signatories to the Hague Convention of 1961 that is all that will be required by the receiving jurisdiction.

Different countries have different requirements and some countries will go further and after the legalisation with the apostille, they will also require what is known as Consular Legalisation. This is where the document is then taken to the Consulate of the country it is to be used in and they then attach further seals/stamps to make the document legal within its chosen jurisdiction.

If you would like to know the specific requirements of a country please contact us at [email protected]

At The Mobile Notary our main aim is to provide our clients with a service of convenience. We therefore offer the following services at cost effective pricing: –

  • Standard FCO legalisation/apostille – 2-3 days
  • Same day FCO legalisation/apostille
  • Consular legalisation – please contact us for details about time scales and cost relating to a particular consulate