Here at The Apostille Service, we understand that many of our clients are working to very tight time restraints and deadlines with overseas authorities. This is taken into consideration with every order that we process. We strive to process all orders with the utmost efficiency and complete most apostilles in just 1-2 working days.
We know, from assisting thousands of customers every year that many people have never heard of an apostille until they need one. Even more common is the frustration customers feel trying to work out the best way to get documents apostilled.
Not sure what document legalisation is and struggling to understand the best way to obtain an apostille quickly, people begin to search online for answers. With a lot of misleading advice and various websites offering to provide apostilles, it is understandable that customers sometimes need assistance.
Teaching English to students in another country is a great way of experiencing a new environment while being paid to teach. You get to discover a new culture and gain valuable experience working in a school or for an overseas company.
There are many organisations that provide placements or assist foreign schools with recruitment. You typically need a degree or relevant qualification, and a certificate that confirms you can teach English to people who do not speak English as their first language.
Any individuals looking to work in China have to legalise or attest their documents to obtain a visa. This involves several steps and requires them to be presented to a number of government offices.
Having established a successful business in the UK you may be considering expansion overseas. This may be the distribution of your products, supplying services to foreign businesses or opening an overseas operation. Before you can start working abroad you may need to provide company documents to the relevant government bodies. In most circumstances you will need to legalise your documents with an apostille or attest them with the countries embassy in the UK.
Why is Certification so Important?
When you need an apostille from the legalisation office, you will find that there are several companies to choose from. While you can pick and choose from the results delivered on an internet search, it is important to understand that not all apostille service companies provide the same level of service and advice. You will find some companies that have poor professional practices, some that do not have secure offices and even a few people offering fake apostilles and fake documents.
Adding an apostille to a document is often referred to as the attestation. It may also be called, certification or getting a document apostilled.
The most common, and arguably correct term, is legalisation. Documents are legalised for use in another country when the apostille has been attached.
For clarity, attestation is by definition the confirmation of correctness. It also refers to the witnessing of an action or event. It is therefore easy to see why the apostille service may be referred to as attestation.
In the service of legalising documents by apostille we sometimes hear people refer to the service as notarisation. This is often a simple mistake and customers simply need an apostille so that their documents are legalised for use in another country.
Legalisation of a document is the issue of an apostille so that the document may be used in an official capacity in another country. Once a document has the apostille, it has been ‘legalised’ for use in an overseas country that is a member of the Hague Convention.
When looking to engage in business activities overseas it is likely that you will need to have different company documents legalised with the apostille. We see many company documents pass through our office which are used for many different purposes.