Apostille for British Documents from Spain

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We collect, apostille, and deliver your documents and certificates straight to your doorstep, providing a straightforward and worry-free experience. * The apostille is recognised in all countries that are signatories of the Hague Convention.

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    What is the Hague Apostille?

    The Hague Apostille is a certification granted under the auspices of the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961. It serves to validate documents intended for use across its various Member States. The Hague Apostille serves to confirm the veracity of the signature, seal, or stamp bestowed by the document’s issuing authority.

    For certain document types to be recognised abroad, they must undergo an authentication process known as apostilling. An apostille is a certificate affirming the authenticity of a document’s origin and the compliance with all relevant legal stipulations. Typically, documents necessitating an apostille include birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, or powers of attorney, among others.

    British Apostille from Spain

    What documents can be apostilled?

    Bear in mind that not every document requires an apostille. Often, we encounter clients who request the apostille of a document when it hasn’t been mandated. If you’re uncertain about whether you need to apostille your documents, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to assist!

    Here are the types of documents that necessitate the Hague Apostille:

    1. Legal Documents: This category encompasses all documents issued by judges or magistrates in contentious or voluntary jurisdictions, including judgements and orders.
    2. Administrative Documents: This includes all certifications embedded within private documents, such as official and notarial authentications.

    It’s essential to note that documents issued by diplomatic or consular officials do not need to be apostilled.

    When does the Hague Apostille expire?

    The topic of whether an apostilled document can expire is a common question. An apostilled document that has lapsed is rendered ineffective. The answer to this question isn’t straightforward as it relies on the type of document that’s being apostilled or its intended use.

    What you must never overlook is that the validity of the Hague Apostille coincides with the validity of the document itself. Applying an apostille does not extend the lifespan of your document.

    Examples of Apostilles and their expiry:

    1. Non-expiring Apostilles (as the documents have no expiration date): These typically accompany university or other academic qualifications.
    2. Expiring Apostilles (as the documents have an expiration date): Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificates generally lapse after three months.

    What to do to obtain your Apostille?


    Send the Document to be apostilled

    You can deliver your document at our office in Adeje or by courier.


    Your Apostille is in Process

    Once the agreed price has been paid we will proceed to apostille your document, process which usually takes an average of 2 working days.


    Apostilled Document Translation (Optional)

    Should you require a translation of the apostilled document or certificate in addition to the apostille itself, please let us know via the contact form or email, and we will provide you with a quotation for the translation service.


    Your Document in your hands

    Upon completion of the process, we will reach out to you and dispatch the document to the specified address.

    States party to the Hague Convention

    For a public document to be recognised as certified, it must bear the Apostille seal, issued by the country of the document’s origin, and which is effective in front of any authority of a state party to the Hague Convention.

    The aim of the Hague Convention is to streamline procedures where public documents are required and requested by other entities.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can request to apostille a document?

    To apply for the Hague Apostille on an official document, you must be the holder of the document. If you possess an official document that needs translation and validation via an apostille, this can only be accomplished using the original document.

    To request or validate a document, all that’s required is the original document in hard copy, so that the apostille can be appended to it. Additionally, let us know the country where the document will be utilised.

    Is it necessary to translate an apostille?

    If you need to submit the document in a country where the official language is not the same as the document’s language, a certified translation of the document and the apostille will be necessary. It is crucial to highlight that the apostille must be performed in the same country that issued the original document.

    How long does it take to apostille a document?

    The process is swift. The Apostille takes only 24 to 48 hours (1 to 2 business days) to procure. If a Notary Public also needs to certify the document, the process will take longer.