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DOCUMENT LEGALISATION (APOSTILLE)

In order for your document to be valid abroad or to be submitted to the Italian Consulate in London, it needs to be legalised by means of an apostille. This means that it will have to be sent to the Legalisation Office in Milton Keynes. All you need to do is send us your original document and we will deal with the legalisation service on your behalf!

The Legalisation Office will check the document, including whether the signature, stamp or seal is genuine. They’ll legalise the document by attaching a stamped official certificate (an ‘apostille’) to it and post it back to you by courier.

* Read our article in Italian on the apostille

**Please note that we ourselves are not notaries, but we rely on a pool of trusted partners for notarial services. Please remember that we cannot be held responsible for any issue resulting from the Legalisation Office service.

DOCUMENT NOTARISATION

On some specific occasions, a document needs to be certified by a notary public. We work with some of the most competent and experienced notaries in London. Send us your original document and we will send it to our trusted partners for them to complete it and post it back to you.

 

NEW ADDITIONAL SERVICE:
Signature notarisation and legalisation when applying for a child passport

If one of the parents is a non-EU national (including British Citizens), their passport application form must be signed before a Consular officer, a public official in Italy or a British notary public (in this case the document must be legalised by means of an apostille).

Contact us for more information!

CONSULAR LEGALISATION

If you live abroad and wish to send an application to a Consulate outside the United Kingdom, you might be asked to provide a translation legalised by the Italian Consulate General in London. Travelling back to the UK could be expensive and time-consuming, that is why we are here to help you! Send us your original document together with a proxy and we will be happy to go to the Italian Consulate on your behalf and return your legalised documents to you as quickly as possible!

 

** Please note that this service is now offered by post. We are still able to help you, though!