Attesting Jersey Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Jersey Apostille services

Can Jersey documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Jersey is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Jersey documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Jersey documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Jersey for use abroad?

Apostille stamps can be obtained from the Legalisation Office in St Helier for documents issued in Jersey, including:

  • Jersey birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Court documents
  • Certificates of Good Standing
  • Certificates of no impediment to marriage

Other documents, such as academic certificates and powers of attorney, can be authenticated with an Apostille when certified by a Jersey notary.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Jersey, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Jersey apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Jersey documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for a Jersey birth, death or marriage certificate?

Jersey birth, death and marriage certificates can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Legalisation Office in St. Helier. Original certified certificates are required, issued by the Office of the Superintendent Registrar.

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How can I obtain my Jersey Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Residents of the Island of Jersey needing a criminal record certificate for submission to authorities overseas (e.g. a visa, residency or citizenship application) should obtain a UK UK criminal record certificate for submission to overseas authorities ACRO Police CertificateExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Jersey?

Apostilles in Jersey are normally obtained in 1-2 working days:

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Jersey Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Jersey birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of Jersey (Channel Islands) birth, death and marriage certificates can be ordered online or in person from the Office of the Order certified copies of Jersey (Channel Islands) birth, death and marriage certificates Superintendent RegistrarExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How can I legalize a Jersey document for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Documents issued in Jersey (Channel Islands) required for submission to authorities of the United Arab Emirates, must first be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Legalisation Office in St. Helier. Documents can then be submitted directly for attestation by the UAE embassy in London.
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How can I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a company in Jersey?

Certificates of Good Standing are available for all active entities registered in Jersey that have completed all required annual returns, submitted accounts if relevant and have a valid registered office. Certificates can be ordered online from:
Jersey Financial Services CommissionExternal link (opens in new tab)

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Can apostille stamps for Jersey documents be obtained from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

No - Apostille stamps for documents issued in the Jersey (Channel Islands) are issued by the Legalisation Office in St. Helier.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

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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