Apostilled documents

Apostilled documents are normally required by non-UK residents who have set up a UK limited company.

Official apostille service

If you are not a UK resident and have recently set up a limited liability company, you may need to provide apostilled documents from another country. Some countries require company documents to be officially legalised before they can be used outside the UK. An Apostille Certificate is a means of officially authenticating business documents for use in other countries.

Official authentication is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Government. They check and verify all necessary documents to ensure that they are accurate and correct and that they are parties to the 1961 Hague Convention.

In your company's training courses, we can provide you with apostilled documents for various purposes, for example when you are trying to open a bank account in a country outside the UK. Once a document has received an Apostille Certificate confirming that all signatures and seals are legitimate, it can be presented to any country that recognises the Apostille.

Your company training can provide Apostille services for the following documents:

  1. Certificate of incorporation.
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association
  3. Sharing certificates
  4. Other documents upon request (additional fees may apply)

Official apostille service

The process for requesting apostilled documents is simple. You must first contact us with your request, quoting the documents for which you require the Apostille service. We will inform you of the next steps to follow. Please note that the documents may take up to 10 days to be certified by the FCO.

Frequently Asked Questions for Apostilled Documents

What does "Apostille" mean?

In simple terms, Apostille means to certify and authenticate an official document. In this case, we will provide you with a certificate proving that your company's documents are authentic. The documents are signed and authenticated by a notary public, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will attach the Apostille Certificate. You can then prove the identification information and legitimacy of your company in other countries.

Apostilles can only be provided for documents issued in a country that is a party to the 1961 Hague Convention, the United Kingdom. They can then only be used in other countries that are part of this agreement.

Why Do You Need a Document That Has Been Apostilled?

People choose to have their documents apostilled because it guarantees that the official documents have been certified authentic. This certification is often required for non-UK companies that need business services, such as bank accounts, in other countries.

Where Can I Use My Apostilled Document?

105 countries are attributed to the 1961 Hague Convention. You can use your apostilled documents in any of these countries.