The FCO sent a report on the Legalization Office apostille administration. Because of restricted staffing levels they can no longer give apostilles to the overall population or business clients (like us). They can just help individuals with prompt and critical travel needs with outstanding conditions. Try not to contact the FCO with demands for non-critical records.
MESSAGE FROM FCO 24/03/2020
Tragically at present the sanctioning assistance is as yet suspended. While we are inspecting this day by day, the effects of Covid-19 have implied that our staffing levels are not as of now in a situation to permit us to work the administration and keep getting archives. We are doing our most extreme to process the archives we have left in our office, and have made a critical heightening channel that clients can contact should they accept their report has an extraordinary condition by which it needs sanctioning. This will incorporate circumstances, for example, repatriation endeavors and up and coming travel needs to forestall being abandoned.
Also, we are executing an impermanent answer for clients who can’t get apostilles, the subtleties of which are underneath
We have now finished the letter for clients to use with getting experts for earnest documentation while the Legalization Office is incidentally unfit to give physical apostilles.
Our site will be refreshed at the earliest opportunity to give the accompanying guidance:
Because of the effect of the COVID-19 infection, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK’s skilled expert for legitimization of archives under the Hague Convention, affirms that the United Kingdom is as of now unfit to acknowledge records for authorization or apply apostilles after 23 March 2020. We will attempt to continue benefits at the earliest opportunity.
Clients may wish to contact the power to whom they wish to present the archives, present the appended letter and inquire as to whether the authority would be arranged outstandingly to acknowledge a record without an apostille given the difficult conditions.
The FCO trust that individuals will acknowledge the accompanying letter-Letter from The Legalization Office
What to do on the off chance that you need an apostille?
The best thing would be to get in touch with one of the approved agents who can currently deal with these issues like https://www.harleymedic.co.uk/.
Direct the individual mentioning you acquire the apostille to this page and the administration site.
Send them a duplicate of this FCO letter clarifying the circumstance
In the event that absolutley fundamental, they can email an output of the report to the FCO to check whether the mark or seal ‘appears as though’ it is right.
On the off chance that you don’t direly require the apostille, if you don’t mind screen this site for refreshes. When we can issue apostilles on our quick following day administration we will tell clients.
Coming up next are a rundown of conditions which the FCO would consider as pressing/uncommon purposes behind requiring authorization.
Passing/loss for example records identifying with the repatriation of a body
What’s more, the FCO would likewise think about any exchange/business records explicitly identifying with the fare of clinical supplies – MHRA testaments, for instance.
We thank you for your comprehension while the FCO and the UK open secure their loved ones. We trust all of you remain protected and sound.