In many cases, the notary’s stamp and seal are sufficient for the document to be accepted in the country of destination. However for some countries further formalities called legalisation are required for the documents to be accepted.  For countries that are signatories to the 1961 Hague Convention, this can be done by way of Apostille which is a certificate issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirming that the Notary’s signature and seal are genuine.  Instead of or in addition to an Apostille, some countries require their embassy, consul or high commission to affix their own certificate.

Legalisation can be arranged by the client or alternatively you can instruct me to assist you though additional charges will apply. If you choose to undertake this process yourself, I would be happy to guide you.

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