Apostil

apostilleWhat is an apostil?

An “apostille” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. For the full copy of the convention and the member states please visit http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.text&cid=41

Simply Certain official documents signed outside of Turkey needs to be apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign affairs of relevant country and detailed information about how to get your document apostilled can be found at each countries ministry of foreign affairs’ webpage.

My country is not a party to the Hague Convention?

Then all you need to do is simply apply to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for legalisation of your official document.

Which documents can be apostilled/legalised?

Powers of Attorney documents

Court Decisions

Birth Certificates

For more detailed information please visit your country’s ministry of foreign affairs webpage.

How much does it cost and how long does it take?

Although the costing and timing varies between countries an apostil stamp costs between £20-£40 and takes 2-3 working days to get.