YellAli can provide professional assistance with your Apostille Documents (All Nationalities). Contact us here.What happens if my document is from a country that is not party to the Apostille Convention? A State that has not signed the Convention must specify how foreign legal documents can be certified for its use. Two countries may have a special convention on the recognition of each other's public documents, but in practice this is infrequent. Otherwise, the document must be certified by the foreign ministry of the country in which the document originated, and then by the foreign ministry of the government of the state in which the document will be used; one of the certifications will often be performed at an embassy or consulate. In practice this means the document must be certified twice before it can have legal effect in the receiving country. To find out whether your country is a signatory of the Apostille Convention click: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostille_Convention#States_that_are_party_to_the_convention How do I get my document apostilled? The apostille stamp is always affixed in the country where the document was issued. So if you are in Turkey and the Turkish authority require your birth certificate, police record check or power of attorney issued abroad with an apostille stamp, you will necessarily have to take it back to its country of origin. Many countries offer an online legalisation service, so you are not obliged to take the next plane back to your country. Obtaining an apostille from the UK online To use the service you’ll need: the documents you want to legalise a credit or debit card for payment the address you want your documents returned to access to a printer (to print out your application form) What is costs: The legalisation service costs £30 per document, plus courier fees or postage. If you have your document sent to an address in the UK, the fee is £5.50, to most European countries £14.50 and £25.00 to the rest of the world (including Turkey). How long it takes: It normally takes 2 working days to process your documents using the standard service, plus courier or postage time. Applications during peak periods around Easter and summer can take up to 10 days. Address and contact: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hanslope Park, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK10 1XX, United Kingdom Phone:+44 370 000 2244 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised Please note: Even if your document is also in Turkish language (bilingual or multilingual) the apostille stamp will have to be translated and notarised in Turkey.
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