We 'legalise' documents.
What is Legalisation?
Legalisation simply means confirming that a signature, seal or stamp appearing on a document is genuine.
Why documents need to be legalised?
The signatures or seals of British public officials (such as solicitors, notaries public, registrars) on certain documents from the United Kingdom have to be confirmed before those documents can be accepted overseas.
For example, if you want to get married or start working overseas, several documents (such as your birth certificate or academic qualifications) may need to be 'legalised'. To legalise a document we attach an apostille or a legalisation certificate to it. The fee for legalisation is £19 per document. If you are not sure what documents you need to legalise, you should contact the UK Overseas Mission of the relevant country.