Urgent Apostille (Premium Apostille Service)

Accent Events is registered with the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office for the Premium Service for obtaining Apostilles at [very] short notice.  This service is only for UK couples resident in the UK.

Their same day apostille service is very important for those couples who may find themselves in a sticky situation when it comes to the legal process.

If, for any reason an Apostille is required within a very short turnaround – Accent Events is able to obtain this in person from the Foreign  Commonwealth & Development office in London.  This is known as the Premium Apostille Service.

There is a Standard Service which is a postal service where documents are sent to Legalisation Department in Milton Keynes, UK.

The postal service has a guideline 3­ – 5 day turnaround in normal circumstances, but due to Covid the turnaround of the postal service may take longer than expected and may not be sufficient to meet a given deadline – this is going to depend on each couple’s circumstances.

Expediting the legalisation of a document is mainly for urgent cases – where there is still a small margin of time for the document to be legalised with the Apostille and sent to where it needs to be.

Accent Events offers  A SAME DAY APOSTILLE SERVICE as long as:

** Your documentation is received as early as possible the day before traveling to London

** Payment for the Accent Events Premium Service must be received and cleared by bank transfer at the time of booking the service together with payment for the Apostille(s) as payment is made on-line when booking in the documents.

** Clear instructions to be provided to Accent Events for onward delivery once the Apostille(s) have been legalised


Accent Administrative fee per document will be dependent upon  the number of documents to be legalised for the individual.

Single Document:    £115
Two Documents:      £75 per document
Above 2 documents: £55 each document

Important notes

Please note this service is a walk-in service

Documents must be delivered between 0900 and 12.30 to FCDO in London

An allocated time for pick-up time is assigned at the time of submitting the documents

The earlier the documents are delivered the earlier the afternoon slot to collect them.

It is NOT possible to request a pick-up time.

It is NOT possible to wait in or near the building while the documents are being processed

Not included

Price of the Premium Apostille – £75 per document (payment is made to the FCDO at the time of booking documents on-line)

Train travel to London from Cambridgeshire (return trip) to be at FCDO for 0900/0930

Individual responsibility

It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that the documents to be legalised are in the correct format.

There is an online tool that allows you to check which documents can be legalised you can find this here

Notary Signature/Stamp

If your documents have been signed/stamped by a notary please ensure that their signature / stamp is on file at the FCDO.
This is very important as if the notary’s details are not on file at the FCDO the documents will not be processed on the same day

Rob & Michelle

“Thanks to Jo and her husband Martin, our dream wedding in Italy became a reality! With both of us working full-time and not speaking very many words of Italian, it was clear from the outset that attempting to organise a three-day wedding break abroad on our own for about 60 guests was a non-starter.

Step forward Jo. From the off, she impressed us. Of all the qualities that Jo possesses, perhaps the most important was that she never lost sight of whose big day it was. She listened to what we wanted; asked questions to get us to think about what really mattered to us; came up with lots of ideas to enhance our own; suggested alternatives when what we were thinking of was neither possible nor practical; gave us regular and timely updates on progress; sourced a whole host of fantastic local suppliers in Tuscany; and took account of our budget and was honest about potential costs, but never once did she try to push us down a route that didn’t fit in with what we wanted or make us feel that we weren’t totally in control of matters.”

Symbolic Wedding Ceremony Italy Celebrant Mrs Jutson Photography


Does one of these situations apply to you?

As one of your documents been rejected?
Have you been asked to provide other documentation to support your marriage application?
Planning a short notice wedding in Italy?



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