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With both standard paper-based and electronic (e-Apostille) services you will:

Factor in courier or postage time and costs if you choose the paper-based service.
  • Send in signed documents by courier or post
  • Get legalised documents (with paper Apostilles) sent back to your specified address
  • Share legalised paper documents by courier or post
  • Account optional
  • Get your application processed within 5 working days *
Courier and postage costs

Courier costs

Country Price
UK (including British Forces Post Office) £5.00 per 1.5kg
European countries (not including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) £21.00 per 1.5kg
Rest of the world £25.00 per 1.5kg

If you do not want to pay courier fees

Your documents will be returned by courier but if you’re in the UK you can have them returned by post. You must include an A4-sized envelope with the return address written on it. Attach enough UK postage stamps to cover the return postage.

  • Upload documents as PDFs electronically signed by a UK notary or solicitor
  • Download legalised documents (with e-Apostilles) as soon as they are ready
  • Share legalised digital versions, for example by email
  • Account required - allows you to check progress and download documents
  • Get your application processed within 2 working days *

* Processing time may vary if there are questions about your application.

Warning If you require an apostille urgently, please consider using a third party provider who can provide a next day service.
The list of third party businesses is impartial, and none of these service providers are recommended by the FCDO. There will be additional fees charged by these providers. You should do your own research before deciding which provider to use.