How we notarise your utility bills depends on how they were issued to you in the first place. Your utility bill may be provided to you in any of the following ways:
- Issued as hardcopy and posted to you;
- Issued as an electronic copy;
1. Physically posted
If the utility bill has been physically posted to you, you will need to provide us with the original document that you received. We will:
- Inspect the original
- Make a copy of the original
- Notarise the copy as a true and an accurate copy of the original.
This notarised copy can then be apostilled by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
2. Issued Electronically
If the utility bill has been issued electronically we will need to verify where you obtained the document from. If you downloaded it from a website or app, you will need to show us how you logged in and obtained it. We will then:
- Print the utility bill
- Notarise the printed copy, making reference to having verified it electronically.
Once notarised we can then submit the utility bill to the FCDO to be apostilled.