Legalisation and apostille services, Liverpool and Wirral
Certain documents required for use overseas must first go through a process of further verification and approval - a process called legalisation.
This involves your documentation being sent directly to the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, undergoing a series of checks to ensure that your notary public is authorised to carry out this type of work. For a small fee, they'll also verify that both the correct signature and seal have been used before attaching a certificate or 'apostille'.
Despite this, however, a number of countries demand that even more stringent assessments take place, requiring any documentation to be sent to the receiving country's embassy or consulate for their approval. Called consular legalisation, this type of confirmation typically incurs an additional fee, the value of which is determined by the country in question.
In order to facilitate this process, I use a well-established, trusted and discrete third party who, acting in the strictest confidence, will take your documents to the relevant embassy or consulate.