What is an apostille?

An apostille is a government issued certificate attached to a document, such as a basic check. Each Apostille is unique because the Foreign & Commonwealth Office sign, date and number each one. An Apostille will allow authorities in other countries to accept your UK basic check. Over 90 countries accept the Apostille. It is important to check whether your document will need Attestation by an embassy. If you do need Attestation, APCS can provide this to you as well as the Apostille.

How does the apostille process work?

Countersign application form
APCS countersign your basic check application form and send it to Disclosure Scotland
Disclosure Scotland send certificate
APCS countersign your basic check application form and send it to Disclosure Scotland
Certificate posted to the FCO
We post your certificate to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK where the Apostille is applied
We post the certificate to you
We post the certificate with Apostille to you.

Other types of DBS check

Scotland - Basic Criminal Record Checks

Basic Criminal Record Check

A basic criminal record check for individuals living in Scotland or overseas only.
Overseas Basic Attestation

Criminal Record Attestation