During this year’s Christmas period, the Hague apostille service will be open for the majority of the festive season. However, organisations that contribute to the legalisation service such as solicitor firms, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and many UK based embassies will be closed during the Christmas week. This may have an impact on the length of time in which some documents take to complete.
All organisations Christmas closure dates are staggered during the festive period. Our dedicated team will be working hard to ensure that all orders are completed in the fastest possible time frame from when they are received into our office. However, any apostille orders that are received into our office after 19th December may not complete before the New Year.
Please also take into consideration that any embassy attestation orders received into our office after 12th December could also be delayed due to Christmas closures and may not complete until the New Year.
When sending your order to our office, we would strongly recommend using a guaranteed service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or a local courier firm. The couriers should not be affected by the Christmas rush in the same way as 1st and 2nd class post will be, and the courier services are generally insured against loss.
We offer a UK Courier return service for £10 per order, with the additional benefit that the courier can be contacted at any time for an update on delivery as the service is fully tracked. We would urge all customers to consider this option for secure return of your documents during the Christmas period.
Please see below for the opening times for our office.
Wednesday 20 December - 9.00-17.30
Thursday 21 December - 9.00-17.30
Friday 22 December - 9.00-12.00
Saturday 23 December - Closed
Sunday 24 December - Closed
Monday 25 December - Closed
Tuesday 26 December - Closed
Wednesday 27 December - 9.00-12.30
Thursday 28 December - 9.00-17.30
Friday 29 December - 9.00-12.30
Saturday 30 December - Closed
Sunday 31 December - Closed
Monday 1 January - Closed
Tuesday 2 January - 9.00-17.30
Wednesday 3 January - 9.00-17.30
Normal working hours resume
Thank You and Merry Christmas
We would like to thank all of the customers for your business over the past 12 months. We hope you all get to spend some time with family or friends over the coming weeks and wish you all the best for the New Year.