At, our team of professional and expert notaries can notarise, apostille and legalise your utility bill. Find out more about what a utility bill is, and our process for the notarisation of a utility bill.

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  1. How we notarise and apostille a utility bill
  2. Check your document
  3. Why might you need to notarise a utility bill?
  4. What is a utility bill?
  5. What are examples of a utility bill?
  6. Frequently Asked Questions

How we notarise and apostille a utility bill

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:

  1. Issued as hardcopy and posted to you;
  2. 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: 

  1. Inspect the original
  2. Make a copy of the original
  3. 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: 

  1. Print the utility bill
  2. 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.

Note: Utility bills usually only need to be notarised.  However, if you do need an apostille, consular legalisation or translation we can handle all steps for you.

Check your document

We notarise many types of documents and can provide different types of certification to meet your needs.

The most popular documents we see are powers of attorney, passports, educational certificates and Companies House documentation. However, there are many other types we see regularly and are familiar with.

If your document is not listed and you are unsure if we can help, email us at and we will be happy to confirm.

Why might you need to notarise a utility bill?

Utility bills are a great way for confirming your address. They are commonly requested by organisations across the globe who wish to see evidence that you or your business is residing at a particular address.

What is a utility bill?

Utilities are essential services that keep your household or business running, such as water, gas or electricity.  A utility bill is a statement, usually issued monthly, invoicing you for utilities that you are receiving.

A utility bill will state that name of the account holder and the full address for where the utility is being serviced. They will also be dated.  When using utility bills as a proof of address, it is standard across many industries to ask that the utility bill is no older than 3 months.

What are examples of a utility bill?

Traditionally these have been from a utility company, including: 

  • Water bill
  • Gas bill
  • Electricity bill. 

A landline phone bill is typically classed as a utility bill, however a mobile bill usually isn’t. Increasingly a broadband bill is seen as a utility bill as the internet becomes increasingly essential for homes and businesses. A TV licence may be a utility bill if it is essential for your business to show live TV, otherwise it would traditionally be classified as a household bill.


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