When we meet you to see you sign a document and to identify you by sighting your original passport and proof of address, the appointment should not take more than 20 minutes if you come to one of our offices. If you only need notarisation, not an apostille or legalisation, then we may need an extra 10-30 minutes to bind the documents for you by ribbon and seal, depending on the number of documents.
Depending on the nature and complexity of your document, we may need a couple of days before the appointment to finish the drafting for you before you can sign the documents. If we need to verify academic certificates with the issuing institution in order to notarise them, this can add weeks to the timeframe while we wait for the issuing institution to confirm to us that your documents are genuine.
Once the documents are notarised, the apostille process takes between one and six working days, depending on which apostille service you would like to use. If your documents need legalising by Consular stamps, the timeframe for this varies greatly depending on which Consulate is concerned–please get in touch with us by sending a PDF scan or Microsoft Word draft of your document to us by email at [email protected] and which jurisdiction you need to use your documents in–we will swiftly reply to you with a quote, procedure and timeframes.