Legalisation of UK & Foreign Documents

Legalisation, Notarisation and Translation Services

 We offer fast, easy, and secure document legalisation, apostille, translation, and notarisation services. 

Please contact us at to begin a consultation. We make the effort to fully understand your legalisation needs and work with you step-by-step to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion. Please note the final price for your order will be determined by the type of documents, procedure of the embassy and the steps required.

Visa Made Simple is registered with the FCO Legalisation Office which enables us to offer you a Premium Service should you need a fast turnaround.  

Legalisation is a process of document authentication observed by international governments. If you intend to use a document overseas then local authorities require it to be legalised before it can be considered valid. Each country has its own legalisation requirements determined by the type of document being legalised and its intended use.

Common documents that may require legalisation are:

  • Certificate of Origin
  • Invoice
  • Business contracts
  • Export documents
  • Power of Attorney
  • Adoption papers
  • Marriage certificates
  • Birth certificates
  • Education certificates
  • Medical documents
  • Certificate of Free Sale

Legalisation is a multi-step process

Often your document must be legalised by a local government, the UK government and at the Embassy of the destination country to be considered genuine and valid.

We can help.  Contact our legalisation experts at to begin a consultation. We will take the time to understand your legalisation needs and work with you step-by-step to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion.

Legalisation Services Offered:


An Apostille is a stamp that ensures the authenticity of your official documents. Apostilles are issued by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) certifying your documents as genuine.


When the country in which you intend to use your document has not signed the Apostille Treaty, a legalisation is required. Whichever process you need Visa Made Simple can arrange all stages of your legalisation process.


In some cases governments will require that documents be translated. We can translate your documents for use by the appropriate embassy or government agency. We can also translate foreign documents into English.


Notarisation verifies the authenticity of facts set out in a document and some countries require notarization. We provide notarisation services to assure that your important documents are considered valid and legal.

Our Charges

Legalisation fees are charged per document per step and are exclusive VAT and Third Party Fees.  


Apostille at FCO

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Civil Partnership Certificate


Marriage Certificate









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