Documents for use in countries that ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 on the legalisation of public documents ONLY REQUIRE legalisation by “Apostille” at the FCO.
De Pinna offer two options
for obtaining an "Apostille" for documents to be used in these countries, which we will discuss with you at the outset to help you choose the right option for you. What is right for you depends on your balance between urgency of delivery, control of the movement and security of documents and cost:
- PREMIUM SAME DAY SERVICE – obtained by personal delivery to the Legalisation Office in Central London, which we can provide as "registered users". Documents ready to be lodged by our messengers by early afternoon on any working day should be returned to us before close of business on the same day. The FCO currently charge £75 for each Apostille issued in Central London.
- STANDARD SERVICE
- obtained from the Legalisation Office in Milton Keynes. We have special delivery arrangements for legalisation by Apostille through the Milton Keynes Office that enable us to have documents returned within 3-5 working days. The FCO currently charge £30 for each Apostille issued in Milton Keynes Office.