APOSTILLE ON BIRTH CERTIFICATE
Do You Need An Apostille on a Birth Certificate?
When a child is born in the UK they are issued with a birth certificate, stating various forms of information regarding their birth.
Often people request an apostille on birth certificates/ the legalisation of birth certificates for the reasons outlined below:
- Visa Applications
- Registering a birth overseas
- Passport Applications
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Apostille on Birth Certificate FAQ's
We have outlined a list of some of our most frequently asked questions regarding Birth Certificates and Apostille stamps.
What is an apostille on a birth certificate?
An apostille stamp is officially issued by the UK’s foreign and commonwealth office. It verifies the authenticity for a document under the apostille convention.
Why do I need an apostille on a birth certificate?
You will need an apostille if you are travelling abroad to verify the authenticity of your documents for full legal use in another country. There are roughly 100 countries that have signed the apostille convention and recognise the authority it gives a certificate.
How do I get an apostille on a birth certificate?
You can get an apostille stamp on your birth certificate by contacting us, we will arrange the entire service for you as it can be fairly complicated.
How much does it cost to get an apostille stamp on a birth certificate?
It depends on the service you use. However, we pride ourselves on being very affordable and competitively priced. Just call us today for a quote on the price: 0207 727 7672
How long does getting an apostille stamp take?
Most orders are completed within 5 to 10 days.
Can I send a photocopy of the birth-certificate?
No, to get an apostille stamp you will need to send an original certificate.
Do I put the apostille the short or long birth certificate?
We recommend issuing it on the long certificate a this contains the parent’s name and further information for verification. However, if you wish we can issue it on the short version too.
Where can I obtain a replacement birth certificate?
We can arrange this process for you or you can head over to:www.gro.gov.uk.
Common documents that may require legalisation are:
- Certificate of Origin
- Business contracts
- Export documents
- Power of Attorney
- Adoption papers
- Marriage/birth certificates
- Education certificates
- Medical documents
- Certificate of Free Sale
Commonly Askes FAQ’s
What is an apostille stamp? An apostille is a stamp that ensures the authenticity of your documents. Apostilles stamps are issued by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) verifying your documents as genuine.
Why do I require legalisation? When the country in which you intend to use your document has not signed the Apostille Treaty, a legalisation is required. When you contact us we determine the correct process you require.
Do I require translations: In some cases, governments will require that documents be translated. We can translate your documents for use by the appropriate embassy or government agency. We can also translate foreign documents into English.
What is notarization: Some embassies in the UK require notarisation. A notarisation verifies the authenticity of the facts set out in a document. We can provide this service and will advise you on whether it is required.
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Disclaimer: Please bear in mind that we are not the FCO. We provide a professional service in aiding you attest documents.
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