Attesting Guernsey Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Guernsey Apostille services

Can Guernsey documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Guernsey is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Guernsey documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Guernsey documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Guernsey for use abroad?

Apostille stamps can be obtained for documents issued in Guernsey, including Guernsey birth, death and marriage certificates, Basic Disclosure Police Certificates, court documents, Certificates of Good Standing and Statements of the Register issued by the Guernsey Registry, and certificates of no impediment to marriage. Other documents, such as academic certificates and powers of attorney, can be authenticated with an Apostille when certified by a Guernsey notary.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Guernsey birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostille stamps for Guernsey birth, death and marriage certificates are obtained from the Greffe in St Peter Port.

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How can I obtain my Guernsey Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Guernsey Police Clearance Certificates can be obtained from the Apply for a Police Clearance Certificate from the Guernsey Police. Guernsey PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab)

Guernsey issues two type of certificate:

  • Basic Disclosure Certificate: usually required for employment and other purposes for use within the Bailiwick of Guernsey
  • Police Clearance Certificate: for the purposes of work, travel or immigration.

If a Criminal Record Certificate is required for Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the USA, then a UK ACRO police certificate ACRO police certificateExternal link (opens in new tab) should be obtained instead. This can then be authenticated with a UK Apostille.
See: ACRO Police Checks

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in Guernsey?

Company documents issued by the Guernsey Registry can be authenticated with an Apostille stamp from the Greffe in St Peter Port, including Certificates of Good Standing, Annual Validation Forms, Statements of the Register.

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Guernsey?

Apostilles in Guernsey are normally obtained in 1 - 2 business days

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Guernsey Attestation and Apostille Services?

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How can I obtain a copy of a Guernsey birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of Guernsey death, marriage and birth certificates can be obtained from the His Majesty's Greffier is the Registrar-General of births, deaths and marriages and is authorised to licence and supervise civil marriages in the Island of Guernsey. GreffeExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a company in Guernsey?

Certificates of Good Standing for Guernsey companies can be obtained from the Certified documents and certificates for Guernsey companies, including Certificates of Good Standing Guernsey RegistryExternal link (opens in new tab).

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How can I obtain a Certificate of Incorporation for a company in Guernsey?

Certified copies of Guernsey Certificates of Incorporation can be obtained from the Certified documents and certificates for Guernsey companies, including Certificates of Good Standing Guernsey RegistryExternal link (opens in new tab).

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What certificates are avaialble to certify the status of a company in Guernsey?

A Certificate of Good Standing confirms that the company is on the Guernsey register of companies and that it has submitted its Annual Validation.
Certificate of Good Standing (sample)External link (opens in new tab)

A Statement of the Register is a certified full extract of all publicly available information presently held on the Register maintained at the Guernsey Registry.
Statement of the Register (sample)External link (opens in new tab)

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Can apostille stamps for Guernsey documents be obtained from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

No - Apostille stamps for documents issued in the Bailiwick of Guernsey are issued in Guernsey by the Greffe in St Peter Port.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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