Legalisation and Notarisation - Words at hand
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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 to be apostilled. All you need to do is send us your original document and we will send the final document directly to your preferred address!

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.

* Read our article in Italian on the apostille

**Please note that we are not a legal agency. Please remember that we cannot be held responsible for any issue resulting from the Legalisation Office service.


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 carry out the notarisation and post the final documents back to you.


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!


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 certified 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 certified 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!