What is a Medical Document?
A medical document can be a letter issued by your doctor or hospital, or a medical report providing proof of your health and well-being. These documents are required when you apply for a work or business visa to a foreign country.
The United Kingdom grants patients the statutory right to access their medical records. The health or medical records can include notes, letters, charts, X-Rays, results of tests, correspondence, etc., regarding any treatment received by the person during their lifetime.
These records state your personal information, such as name, age and address, apart from your health condition, treatments and medicines, allergies and past reactions to medicines, tests, scans and X-Ray results. These records can also have lifestyle information about you, such as whether you smoke or drink, besides details of any hospital admissions and discharge.
You can obtain your health or medical records by requesting your general practitioner, dentist, optician or the records manager at the concerned medical facility. You will be required to fill a form seeking the records, while providing proof of your identity. The medical records or documents can be submitted to your new doctor, if you are shifting location, or to foreign authorities, when you apply to emigrate or for a work or business visa.
Any UK-originated document, to be submitted to the authorities in a foreign country, requires legalisation before they can be accepted. The process of medical documents legalisation requires only an apostille certification from the UK FCO if the documents are meant for use in a country that is a signatory to The Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. The convention abolished the multi-layer legalisation process with the apostille certificate, issued by a competent authority in the country of origination of the document in question. However, for countries that are not part of this apostille treaty, an additional step of submitting the apostilled medical documents to the embassy of the country for legalisation, needs to be completed.
Please see the process as below that we follow:
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We quality check
The document is
solicitor certified and then
Apostilled 24 hours.
If required, we take the
document to the required
embassy for legalisation
Back to you Domestically
£105.00 – £135.00 (+ VAT)
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Medical documents issued in the United Kingdom need to be legalised for their acceptance in a foreign country, especially for work and business visa applications and legal matters. These documents provide information about a person, their health, any health conditions or problems that they might be facing, treatments given and any tests conducted on them.
The process of legalisation of medical documents involves the attestation or notarisation of the documents by a notary public or solicitor, before submitting them to the FCO for the apostille certificate. The process involves another step of consular legalisation, if the document is to be presented in a country that has not signed the Hague Apostille Convention.
Legalisations.org.uk can complete the entire process on your behalf, ensuring that you do not need to visit any of the government or consular offices personally. Our staff is well-versed with the process of medical documents apostille and will not only pre-check your documents for adherence to the FCO regulations, but also have them attested by a solicitor before submitting them for apostille certification at the UK FCO. We will also take care of the submission of the apostilled documents for embassy legalisation and their collection after legalisation, on your behalf.
You can either choose our standard package, which takes six business days to complete the process, or the express package, which ensures completion of the legalisation process in two business days. We can return the legalised documents to you via courier or you can collect them from our London office.
For any queries regarding the process, kindly send an email to email@example.com. You can also call us at 0845 224 9482.
The Most Common Documents We Legalise
Standard Personal Documents
Corporate Business Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Legalisations.org.uk can complete the entire process of medical documents apostille certification from the FCO on your behalf. You can contact us with all your requirements via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 0845 224 9482. Our agents will advise you regarding the process. They will also let you know about our service packages. Once you have chosen a package, you can send us the original documents via courier or personally deliver them to our office in London.
After we receive your documents, we will pre-check them to ensure that they comply with the regulations of the FCO and the embassy of the nation where the documents will be used. The process of medical documents legalisation is completed through several steps:
- The first step is the attestation of the documents by a notary public or registered solicitor. Our in-house solicitor will check and verify the documents before stamping them.
- Once the verification and ratification by the solicitor is completed, the documents will be submitted to the UK FCO UK for apostille certification.
- The apostilled medical documents will then be collected from the FCO and submitted for further consular legalisation, if required.
- Once the legalisation process is complete, we will collect your documents and return them safely to you via courier. You can also choose to pick them up personally from our office in London.
The total cost of medical documents apostille certification includes the FCO charges plus our service fees, which will depend on the package selected by you. Please note that the FCO charges a fee of £75.00 for medical documents apostille certification.
Legalisations.org.uk offers a standard package, with a service fee of £105.00 (+ VAT), and an express package, with a service fee of £135.00 (+ VAT). While the standard package takes 6 business days to complete the legalisation process, express package involves can complete the medical documents legalisation process in 2 business days .
Our service fee includes the fee for 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 process of medical document legalisation.
If you are based in the United Kingdom, you can either personally deliver your medical documents at our office in London or send them via Royal Mail special delivery or courier. We can use the same means to return the apostilled documents to you.
However, if you are not based in the UK, you can use the international delivery services of DHL or UPS to send the documents to be legalised to our office.
Yes, you can utilise our services from anywhere in the world. We request you to send us your original medical documents via the international courier services of DHL or UPS. At the same time, please email us the scanned copies of the documents that you are sending by courier. This will help us verify them in advance and avoid any kind of delays or confusion.
Please also check with the authorities in the country in which you wish to present your documents regarding the need for embassy legalisation. The process of Medical 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 to the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention. However, for nations that are not party to this treaty, the process involves an additional step of embassy legalisation.
The legalisation process for all UK-originated documents, including medical documents, requires attestation by a notary public or solicitor, followed by submission of the documents to the FCO for the apostille certificate. The attestation, verification and ratification of your documents will be completed by our in-house solicitor.
The certified documents are then submitted to the FCO office in Milton Keynes for apostille certification. The apostille is sufficient authentication for use of documents within the Hague Convention’s member countries. For countries that are not signatory members of this convention, an additional step of consular legalisation is required before these documents can be used in the destination country.
The expert team at Legalisations.org.uk is well-versed with the process of medical documents legalisation and can complete the process smoothly on your behalf. This does away with the requirement for you to personally visit any government or consular offices.
An apostille certificate is attached to an original document or a certified copy of the document by the UK FCO, the competent authority in the UK for the issue of the apostille. The certificate, carrying an embossed seal and the UK government crest mentions:
- The name of the country: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- The name of the FCO official who has signed it
- The official’s capacity as an authorised signatory
- The seal/stamp of
- The location: London
- The date of issue
- Certification by Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- The identification number of the document
Below is an image of the apostille certificate that will be attached to your medical documents: