Legalisation is carried out to certify a document or documents so that they will be recognised by the legal system of a foreign country in this case The Gambia and this mostly applies to International Commerce.

Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine. Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country.

Requirements for Documents to be Legalized: The documents are required to have a signature and seal from a Notary Public to verify to the authorities in The Gambia that the relevant checks have been carried out.

We require that the documents are then further authenticated by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office as they are the only authority competent to issue an Apostille (the official certificate attached to the document) in the UK and to confirm validity of the notary’s signature and seal.