Guernsey Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Guernsey for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Guernsey for international use
Apostille documents issued in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, including birth, death and marriage certificates, Police Certificates, court documents, powers of attorney, corporate documentation and academic qualifications.

Apostilles in Guernsey are issued by the Greffe in St Peter Port. Documents issued in Guernsey cannot be apostilled or legalized by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Guernsey documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will generally require additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country in London.

  • Isarey offers expedited Apostille services in Guernsey. Apostilles are processed in 1 - 2 business days
  • We also arrange for the attestation of Guernsey documents at all major embassies in London, including the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Vietnam and the Taipei Representative Office (Taiwan).
  • We can assist with obtaining Guernsey birth, death and marriage certificates.

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Guernsey Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We apostille Guernsey birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. If you need assistance obtaining a duplicate or replacement certificate for authentication or embassy attestation in Guernsey, please contact us
  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Guernsey police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • Guernsey Education Certificates

    Apostille Guernsey University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in Guernsey.
  • Notarized Documents

    Apostille documents issued by a Jersey notary public, advocate or solicitor. For example, (Jersey issued business documents, Power of Attorney, Certificate of Continuance, Statutory declaration)
  • Apostille Guernsey company documents and certificates of good standing

    Company Documents

    Apostille certified copies of corporate documents and certificates issued by the Guernsey Registry, including Certificates of Good Standing, Company Search Reports, Annual Validation forms, Statement of the Register.
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Guernsey certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Guernsey to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Guernsey documents for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document issued in Guernsey

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Legalize Guernsey Documents

Guernsey documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Guernsey is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Guernsey documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Guernsey is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Guernsey, the document must be certified a second time in Guernsey by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

Certified Translation

Where Guernsey documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Guernsey Document Resources

External resources and news about Guernsey documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

Guernsey Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Order a birth certificate
Order a birth certificate
You can order a copy of a Guernsey birth certificate by phoning the Greffe or you can request a copy in person.
Certificates of No Impediment
Residents of the Bailiwick of Guernsey who wish to get married in the UK or another country or jurisdiction may be required to provide the authorities where they are getting married a certificate of no impediment. These can only be provided for people who are currently resident in the Bailiwick.
Corporate documents
Search the LLP Register - order certificates
Search the LLP Register - order certificates
Order Certificates of Good Standing, Statements of the Register and certified copies of Guernsey Certificates of Incorporation.
Criminal Record Certificates
Guernsey Police Clearance Certificate
Guernsey Police Clearance Certificate
A Guernsey Police Clearance Certificate can be certified for submission in certain countries for the purposes of work, travel or immigration
Guernsey Document News
Notaries, E-Apostilles And Technological Changes
Notaries form the oldest branch of the legal profession. Their origins can be traced back to the Roman times.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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