If you are a non-UK resident and have recently created a limited company, you may be required to provide Apostilled documents in another country. Some countries require company documents to be officially legalised before they can be used outside the UK. An Apostille Certificate is a way of officially authenticating the company documents for use in other countries.
Official authentication is provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth (FCO) Department of the British Government. They check and verify all of the necessary documents to ensure they are accurate and correct, and that they are party to the 1961 Hague Convention.
At Your Company Formations, we can provide you with Apostilled documents for a variety of purposes, such as for when you’re trying to open a bank account in a country outside of the UK. As soon as a document has received an Apostille Certificate confirming that all signatures and seals are legitimate, it can be presented to any country which recognises the Apostille.
Your Company Formation can provide Apostille services for the following documents:
The process for requesting Apostilled documents is straightforward. You must first contact us with your request, citing the documents you require the Apostille service for. We will inform you of the next steps you need to take. Please note that documents can take up to 10 days to be certified by the FCO.
In simple terms, Apostille means to certify and authenticate an official document. In this instance, we will provide you with a certificate that proves your company documents are genuine. The documents are signed an authenticated by a notary, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will attach the Apostille Certificate. You can then prove the credentials and legitimacy of your business in other countries.
Apostilles can only be provided for documents that have been issued in a country that is part of the 1961 Hague Convention, which the UK is. They can then only be used in other countries that are part of this agreement.
People choose to have their documents Apostilled as it ensures that the official documents have been certified as authentic. This certification is often required for non-UK businesses that need business services, such as bank accounts, in other countries.
105 countries are attributed to the 1961 Hague Convention. You can use your Apostilled documents in any of these countries. To find out more information, please visit the official website.
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