CELTA Certificates Documents Legalisation in London, UK

What is a CELTA Certificate?

CELTA is the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is the initial qualification in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) or teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The CELTA certificate is accepted internationally by organisations that employ English language teachers. A TEFL or TESOL certification is an essential requirement for English teachers, to prove that they have received adequate training.

If you are seeking a job as an English language teacher in any country, other than the UK, your CELTA certificate documents will require legalisation, before they can be presented to overseas authorities. Legalisation is the process of authenticating the authenticity of the stamp, signature and seal on the certificate. The competent authority to legalise CELTA certificates in the UK is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or FCO.

However, before the CELTA certificates can be submitted to the FCO, they will require authentication, verification and ratification by a notary public or registered solicitor. The apostille certification, issued by the FCO, will need to be affixed to the original certificate or a certified photocopy, depending on the country in which you are applying for a work visa.

Please see the process as below that we follow:


Send Us the
Original Document


We quality check
documents internally


The document is
solicitor certified and then
Apostilled 24 hours.


If required, we take the
document to the required
embassy for legalisation


Documents Returned
Back to you Domestically
or Internationally

CELTA Certificates


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CELTA certificates are granted by the University of Cambridge to students who have completed formal training in teaching the English language and are looking to teach English as a foreign language to adults or to work in the field of English language teaching within the UK or overseas. These certificates need to be legalised before they can be used overseas.

The legalisation process for CELTA certificate documents involves several steps, including attestation by a solicitor, apostille certification by the UK FCO and consular legalisation depending on whether the destination country is a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention.

Legalisations.org.uk can complete the entire process on your behalf, ensuring that you do not have to visit any of the government or consular offices personally. Our staff is well-versed with the process of CELTA certificate documents apostille and will not only pre-check your documents to ensure they are compliant with the regulations, but also get them attested by our in-house solicitor and translated, if needed, before submitting them for apostille certification to the FCO. We will also take care of the submission of the apostilled documents for embassy legalisation and their collection from the embassy, after their legalisation.

You can either choose our standard package, which completes the process in six business days or choose the express package, which ensures completion of the legalisation process in two business days. We will return the legalised documents to you via courier. 

For any queries or information regarding the process, kindly send an email to info@legalisations.org.uk. You can also call us at 0845 224 9482.

The Most Common Documents We Legalise

Standard Personal Documents

Corporate Business Documents

Educational Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of CELTA certificate document apostille involves several steps, including the attestation of the documents by a registered solicitor. The attested documents then need to be submitted to the UK FCO for the apostille certification. In some cases, these documents might also need to be translated into the official language of the country. If you are applying for a teaching job in a country that is not a signatory to The 1961 Hague Apostille Convention, the concerned embassy will be required to provide additional legalisation for the documents. 

Legalisations.org.uk. can complete the entire process of CELTA certificate documents legalisation on your behalf. You can contact us with all your requirements via email at info@legalisations.org.uk or call us at 0845 224 9482. Our agents will guide you regarding the process and its requirements. Once you have chosen the service package, you can send us the original documents via courier or personally deliver them to our London office.

After we receive your documents, we will pre-check them to ensure they follow the correct regulations and contain the correct content before going ahead with the process of CELTA Certificates documents legalisation.

The first step in the process of CELTA Certificates document apostille is the attestation by a notary public or solicitor. Our in-house solicitor will check and verify the documents before stamping them.

Once the authentication, verification and ratification is completed, the document will be submitted to the FCO for the apostille certification.

The apostilled documents will be collected from the FCO office and returned to you, if further embassy legalisation is not required. However, if the documents are to be presented in a country that has not signed the Hague Apostille Convention, an additional step of embassy legalisation is required. We will take care of this step too, submitting your apostilled documents to the concerned embassy in London for legalisation.

Once the process is complete, we will send the documents back to you via courier. You cannchoose to collect the legalised documents from our office in London.

The process of CELTA certificate document apostille certification is completed through several steps, as mentioned above. The total cost of getting the legalisation process will include the FCO charges and our service fees plus VAT.

Please note that the FCO charges a fee of £75.00 for CELTA certificate documents apostille. Legalisations.org.uk offers two service packages. The standard package includes a service fee of £105.00 (+ VAT), while the express package has a service fee of £135.00 (+ VAT). The legalisation process can be completed within six business days with the standard package and within two business days with the express package.

Our charges include the cost of attestation, verification and ratification of your documents by our in-house solicitor, besides pre-checking them, submitting them for FCO apostille and consular legalisation, if required. Our expert team will ensure the smooth completion of the entire process of CELTA Certificates document legalisation.

If you are residing in the United Kingdom, you can either personally deliver your original CELTA certificates to our London office or send them via courier. However, if you are residing in the UK, you can use the international courier services of DHL or UPS to send us your original documents for legalisation.

We recommend that you inquire about the need for translation of any of the documents into the official language of the country in which they are to be submitted. Please also check whether the destination country accepts only apostilled documents or requires further legalisation by their embassy in London.

Yes, you can access our services from anywhere in the world. You can send us your original CELTA certificate documents via DHL or UPS international courier services. In addition, also mail us the scanned copies of the documents sent by courier. This will help us check them in advance and avoid any kind of delays or confusion.

Kindly do check with the authorities in the country in which you wish to present your documents regarding the need for embassy legalisation. The process of CELTA certificates documents legalisation is completed with the apostille certification from the FCO, if the documents are to be presented in a country that is a signatory member of the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention.

However, the process involves an additional step of embassy legalisation, if the document is to be presented in a country that has not signed the Hague Apostille Convention. You will also need to check whether the apostille certification is required on the original certificates or certified photocopies.

The legalisation process for CELTA certificates documents involves attestation, verification and ratification by a registered solicitor or notary public, before their submission to the UK FCO for apostille certification. The in-house solicitor at Legalisations.org.uk can verify and attest your documents before submission to the FCO.

The attested documents are then submitted to the FCO office for apostille legalisation. The apostille stamp is sufficient authentication for use within the Hague Apostille Convention countries, but countries that are not part of this treaty require consular legalisation of the apostilled documents.

The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk is well-versed with the process of CELTA certificates documents legalisation and can complete the same smoothly on your behalf. We also have a network of qualified and experienced translators, if the documents need to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be used. This does away with the need for you to personally visit any of the government offices or embassies.

The apostille certificate is either attached to the original document or its certified copy. It is an A5-sized certificate, containing the following information:

  1. Country: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  2. Has been signed by: Solicitor or UK FCO official
  3. Acting in the capacity of: The official’s capacity as an authorised signatory
  4. Bears the seal/stamp of the FCO 
  5. At London
  6. The date of issue
  7. By Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  8. Number: The registration number or document identification number
  9. Seal/stamp: Red seal bearing the government crest.
  10. Signature of the issuing officer

The apostille confirms the signature, seal or stamp on the UK-issued document to be genuine, to ensure the document is accepted internationally. Below is an image of an apostille certificate bearing an embossed seal: