Apostille checks

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You can apply with APCS to have your basic criminal record check certificate upgraded to include an Apostille certificate.

In 1961, the process for legalising documents for use abroad was abolished and replaced by a certificate of authenticity, the ‘Apostille’, under the Hague Convention.

Each Apostille is signed, dated, given a unique reference number and is registered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

The result is an official legalised document which is recognized in over 90 countries, however please note that some countries require further legalization such as Attestation by the corresponding embassy, which APCS also provide.

OTHER TYPES OF CHECKS

BASIC CHECK – SCOTLAND

If you are an individual living in Scotland or overseas (including the Republic of Ireland) we can process a basic disclosure on your behalf.

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OVERSEAS BASIC ATTESTATION

Attestation is the process in which a document is authenticated to the required level so that another country will be happy to accept it is genuine.

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