LEGALISATION REQUIREMENT FOR United States of America

The legalisation of documents for use in the United States of America (USA) varies depending on which state the documents are to be used.

Documents for use in the following USA states may require the Foreign,  Commonwealth and Development Office  (FCDO) Apostille Legalisation after certification by a UK notary public: Alabama, California, New York, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Lowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas and Florida.

Please confirm the requirements with the local requesting party in the USA to avoid rejection.

FEES

The FCDO Apostille fee is £40 for standard service, £100 for premium service or £35 for e-Apostille service.

PROCESSING TIME

Turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for standard service (paper-based), 5-6 hours for premium service or 5-48 hours for the e-Apostille service.

IMPORTANT NOTES

For the Standard Apostille Next-Day Service (paper-based Apostille), we must receive the original documentation by 11:00 am to be despatched next working day.

The Premium Apostille is a limited service the FCDO can provide for a few eligible types of documents and they require evidence to support the urgency requirement. Please contact our Legalisation Team for further details.

Documents eligible for the e-Apostille must be first notarised with an Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES).

CONSULATE ADDRESS

33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US

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