Apostille Service

We understand that getting your documents “apostilled” or “legalised” can be confusing time consuming and, if not completed correctly, expensive. A question frequently asked by our clients is,

Why do I need my documents to be legalised after they have been notarised?

The simple answer is different countries have different requirements that must be met before they will accept your documents. Many countries require that the identity and authority of the Notary Public is certified by the country or State in which they practise. In the UK the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is the government department that issues this certificate, known as an Apostille.

Apostille Service – What I Offer

I offer a professional Apostille Service and Legalisation Service to both businesses and individuals alike and are dedicated to simplifying and streamlining the legalisation of your documents. Clients include accountants, solicitors, fund managers and some well known UK companies.

I am proven to be cost-effective, straightforward and efficient. I and my team’s extensive experience ensures that your documents are apostilled every time and not rejected thereby avoiding unnecessary delay. By using our Apostille Service you save time and money getting your documents apostilled. For more information or to discuss your requirements call us on 020 8941 7360 or email us.

Apostille Service

We understand that getting your documents “apostilled” or “legalised” can be confusing time consuming and, if not completed correctly, expensive. A question frequently asked by our clients is,

Why do I need my documents to be legalised after they have been notarised?


The simple answer is different countries have different requirements that must be met before they will accept your documents. Many countries require that the identity and authority of the Notary Public is certified by the country or State in which they practise. In the UK the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is the government department that issues this certificate, known as an Apostille.

Apostille Service – What I Offer

I offer a professional apostille service and legalisation service to both businesses and individuals alike and are dedicated to simplifying and streamlining the legalisation of your documents. Clients include accountants, solicitors, fund managers and some well known UK companies.

I am proven to be cost-effective, straightforward and efficient. I and my team’s extensive experience ensures that your documents are apostilled every time and not rejected thereby avoiding unnecessary delay. By using our apostille service you save time and money getting your documents apostilled. For more information or to discuss your requirements call us on 020 8941 7360 or email us.

Step 1

Notarise Your Documents

Have your documents notarised using our notary public service. For more information on how to get your documents notarised and our fees please visit our notary public page or call us on 020 8941 7360.

In certain circumstances it may be unnecessary for your documents to be notarised before having an apostille affixed. These are typically UK issued birth certificate, death certificate and marriage certificates.

Step 1

Notarise Your Documents

Have your documents notarised using our notary public service. For more information on how to get your documents notarised and our fees please visit our notary public page or call us on 020 8941 7360.

In certain circumstances it may be unnecessary for your documents to be notarised before having an apostille affixed. These are typically UK issued birth certificate, death certificate and marriage certificates.

Step 2

Where Are Your Documents Going To?

Apostille Service

If your notarised documents are to be used in a country that has signed up to the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 then an Apostille will normally be sufficient for your documents to be accepted in that country.

There are, however, some countries who despite signing the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 will insist upon consular legalisation and we can advise whether this is needed in order for your notarised documents to be accepted. 

Step 2

Where are your documents going to?

If your notarised documents are to be used in a country that has signed up to the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 then an Apostille will normally be sufficient for your documents to be accepted in that country.

There are, however, some countries who despite signing the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 will insist upon consular legalisation and we can advise whether this is needed in order for your notarised documents to be accepted. 

Step 3

How Much Will it Cost?

We offer a standard and an express apostille service depending on how quickly you need your documents apostilled and returned to you.

Our fees are clear and unambiguous. As part of our Apostille Service we can return your documents by first class post, Royal Mail Special Delivery, courier or onto a UK or overseas-based third party. For more information about our fees and the services we offer please review our Order Form.

To view and complete our Order Form you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Step 3

How much will it cost?

We offer a standard and an express apostille service depending on how quickly you need your documents apostilled and returned to you.

Our fees are clear and unambiguous. As part of our apostille service we can return your documents by first class post, Royal Mail Special Delivery, courier or onto a UK or overseas-based third party. For more information about our fees and the services we offer please review our Order Form.

Step 4

Accepted at its Destination

Apostille Service

Step 4

Accepted at its destination

Apostille Service

What if my apostilled document is not
accepted as having not been legalised?

What if my apostilled document is not
accepted as having not been legalised?

What if my apostilled document is not
accepted as having not been legalised?

Step 5

Get your documents legalised

If you have sent your notarised and apostilled document to its destination but it has been rejected as having not been legalised, it is likely that the document must then also be legalised by the destination-country’s UK Embassy or Consulate before being accepted. 

To find out more about what consular legalisation is and the services we offer please contact us or call us on 020 8941 7360.

Step 5

Get your documents legalised

If you have sent your notarised and apostilled document to its destination but it has been rejected as having not been legalised, it is likely that the document must then also be legalised by the destination-country’s UK Embassy or Consulate before being accepted. 

To find out more about what consular legalisation is and the services we offer please contact us or call us on 020 8941 7360.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • My documents were notarised quickly and the notary was very friendly and professional. Id highly recommend their service.

    Mark

  • I used the Grewal Notary service as it was local to me. The notary, Mr Grewal, was very nice and professional and dealt with my power of attorney quickly. I would highly recommend his services, well done!

    Bridget

  • I met the notary at his Molesey office and he was a delight to deal with. I met him after work which was great and we sorted out everything with the minimum of fuss. He was reasonably priced too and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending his services.

    Margo

  • A great service and a nice guy too. Very pleasant to deal with, the notary dealt with my document quickly. I’d highly recommend their services

    Carl

     

  • A good local notary service, his fees were reasonable as well. I’d recommend them

    Walter

  • I used Mr Grewal as he was near to my work and he saw me in the evening which was great. He was courteous and explained everything. In all a very good service.

    Clare

  • I needed to get my passport notarised and it was a quick simple procedure. I met Mr Grewal in the evening after work and he was very nice to deal, I’d recommend this notary service to anyone

    Alan

  • This is a good service, I met Tarnjit and we completed everything quickly. I met him in Molesey and he explained what I needed to do afterwards. I would recommend his services.

    Karim

  • I used Tarnjit’s notary service and it was nice smooth process. Tarnjit explained everything that needed to be done, I’d recommend his services.

    Gerry

  • I needed to get my passport notarized and rang around to other notaries. Tarnjit got back to me and we sorted everything out quickly and without fuss. He was pleasant to deal with and his fees were reasonable. I’d highly recommend his services.

    Gary

  • I got my documents notarised by Tarnjit recently and it was very simple and easy. We went through everything and I sent everything off. There were no problems. I’d highly recommend his services to anyone.

    Darren

  • Brilliant professional and courteous service. Made himself available late evening and explained next steps in the process. A thorough pleasure!

    Ad

  • We went to Mr.Grewal for notary last week Friday. He is so good at what he is doing. Absolutely great welcoming. Really happy with the service provide by him. I will definitely recommend to my friends. Thank you mr.Grewal

    Vamsi

  • Professional and friendly service provided from the first call, to the face face to meeting to complete the notary procedure. Walked me through the document requring my signature and explained what implications my signature had. I would recommend Mr Grewal to anyone who needs any kind of notary service.

    Raj

  • This is a good service, Tarnjit is nice and friendly to deal with. He was also thorough (I missed something in my document which he flagged). Would definitely use his services again

    Emilia

  • Highly professional, client-focused, friendly and effective. I needed some documents to be notarized, I received regular updates of the process in a clear language and my job was completed within a few days. Highly recommended!

    Elina

  • The smoothest and most customer-orientated service I have ever come across.

    Kieran

  • Really great service and I felt I was given the best advice as a Tarnjit suggested a more cost effective way to get the documentation I needed even though it meant less fees for him. Explained everything really well and I felt total trust. Thanks I’d recommend him to all my friends and family

    Rob

  • Tarnjit was extremely helpful and professional. It was my first time getting documents notarised and he explained the steps very clearly and made everything so much easier. I would highly recommend!

    Eden