International Apostille Service

Obtain Apostille certificates for documents issued in over 100 countries

Isarey arranges Apostille certification of birth, death and marriage certificates, criminal record and background checks, academic diplomas and other official documents issued in different countries. We offer a fully-managed concierge service from start to finish, ensuring that each process is completed securely and efficiently.

Apostilles are special government certificates that are mutually recognised among over 120 countries. They certify a document so that it can be used for legal purposes outside the country where it was issued, without the need for additional certification by the receiving country – i.e. a document with an Apostille should be directly accepted as valid by authorities in any of the other signatory countries.

Apostilles are issued by designated competent bodies in each country after verification of the document in question. These competent bodies may include courts, local authorities, embassies and ministries, although usually Apostilles are obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for example:

  • UK: Apostilles are issued by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
  • USA: Apostilles are issued by the U.S. Department of State (Federal Documents) and by State authorities (state-issued documents)
  • France: Apostilles are issued by Courts of Appeal
  • South Africa: Apostilles are issued by the high court and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
  • India: Apostilles are issued by the Ministry of External Affairs
  • Brazil: Apostilles are issued by the National Justice Council
  • Hong Kong: Apostilles are issued by the High Court
  • Singapore: Apostilles are issued by the Academy of Law

For more information about Apostilles, see:
The ABCs of Apostilles (PDF)External link (opens in new tab)

Apostilles are issued and valid for use in all European countries including the United Kingdom, most of the Caribbean, South and Central America including Brazil and Mexico, the USA, Turkey, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Apostilles are also now valid for Saudi Arabia, Singapore and China, and Canada from January 2024.

However, if your document is issued or submitted in a non-signatory country, then an Apostille on its own does not provide valid attestation – e.g. Qatar, Cuba, UAE, Taiwan, Kuwait, Thailand, Malaysia and most African countries. In this case double attestation is required, first by the authorities of the country where the document was issued, and then by the embassy representing the country where the document will be submitted.

Our Apostille service includes international collection and delivery of documents by secure courier, pre-check and preparation of documents, and arranging certified copies and any necessary translations.

Send us copies of the documents you need to have attested; we will check them to make sure that they are eligible for Apostille certification, and get back to you with a quotation inclusive of all fees and expenses:

Apostilles obtained in over 100 countries

Isarey works locally across the world’s major jurisdictions to obtain Apostille Certification for documents issued in over 100 countries. We take care of the local bureaucratic complexities of arranging Apostille Certification, managing each process so that it is completed quickly and securely, and at minimum cost.

Six steps to obtain Apostille certification for documents issued in over 100 countries:

  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.

In many countries, obtaining Apostille certification for official documents can be a lengthy and frustrating process, but by using our international Apostille certification services, you can save both time and unnecessary expense. We work with specialists based in over 100 countries - their local expertise and experience dealing personally with approved translators, notaries and government offices in their jurisdiction ensures that Apostilles are arranged quickly and efficiently. Prioritizing confidentiality, security and speed, we work worldwide to offer the highest level of service, responding attentively and efficiently to every request.

Each jurisdiction has its own requirements when it comes to ensuring that documents are eligible and properly prepared for authentication by Apostille. We will pre-check your documents free of charge and carry out any prior certifications that might be required (e.g. certification by a notary or other authority, sworn or certified translation). We will also arrange certified copies where possible, so that we can return your original documents to you directly, with insured delivery by secure courier.

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:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)

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