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Apostille an ACRO Certificate

If you already have an ACRO Certificate, you can send it to us, at our Tavistock offices, for apostille processing. All ACRO Certificates will have an official, FCDO-issued, apostille certificate attached in the quoted timescale.

How soon do you need your ACRO Certificate apostilled?

National Police Chiefs Council ACRO Criminal Records Office Check

STANDARD > At least 20 Working Days

Order a new ACRO and The Apostilles Group will receive it within in around 20-5 working days - £125 (Includes ACRO fee of £55 + £9 shipping to us)

What is an ACRO Certificate?

An ACRO Certificate is a document produced by ACRO (Association of Chief Police Officers, Criminal Records Office) who make use of the PNC (Police National Computer) to make an account of your history of involvement with the Police and judiciary services whilst in the UK.

Have an ACRO Certificate legalised with a UK apostille certificate by The Apostilles Group from just £95
Includes FCDO fee of £45

Your document will be transported using Royal Mail's Guaranteed Special Delivery service to the FCDO Legalisation Office and using the FCDO's preferred carrier, DX to return to us

Who can get an ACRO Certificate?

Anyone can apply for an ACRO Certificate, even if you've never been to the UK, you can apply for a certificate which will state you have never been in trouble with the Police in the UK.

ACRO Police Certificate Apostille UK

What do I need to get an ACRO Certificate?

There's a definitive list of FAQs on the ACRO website here, but in short, you will need;
10 year address history, a passport photo, a copy of your passport, proof of current address, someone to confirm that they know you (not family).

Read more on our Blog post

Apostille Pricing - Basic Jan 2024 - Includes updated FCDO fee.

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The Hague Convention only applies to 83 countries, we've selected the most popular to chose from but if you need a different country we will be able to carry this out for you. Find out more here.

Your apostilled ACRO Certificate can be translated into any of 130 languages from £100

Things to remember

An ACRO is different to a DBS Certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) and if you apply in Scotland, you will receive a Disclosure Scotland Certificate. These documents have different requirements and are dealt with on their own pages.

Only the original ACRO document can be apostilled. No photocopies will be accepted, even if they have been certified by a UK Registered/Practicing Solicitor.


  • New employer requests proof of your criminal record

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Order an ACRO Certificate
ACRO Order


You must provide ONE proof of your current address from the ‘Proof of current address’ list here. Your current address is where you live now and can be outside of the UK. Any proof of address that is not in English must be translated into English. The UK driving licence paper counterpart is not an acceptable proof of address, even if it shows your current address.

One document that shows your name and current address, which is valid and in-date:
- Full driving licence or provisional driving licence
- ID card from your country of residence
- Medical or health card
- Immigration document

One document dated within the last 12 months that shows your name and current address:
- Utility bill (this does not include a mobile phone bill)
- Bank or building society statement
- Credit card statement
- Pension letter or statement
- Letter from central, regional or local government department
- Letter from an employer on headed paper
- Letter from a school, college or university on headed paper
- TV licence
- Letter from a bank
- Letter from a medical service

If The Apostilles Group are to apply for an ACRO Police Certificate on your behalf, we will need a short, dated letter written from the address you are specifying as your current address. All it needs to say is:

To Whom it may Concern,

I grant authorisation to The Apostilles Group to apply for an ACRO on my behalf.

Yours sincerely,
Printed Name


It can be written or typed but the signature must be an original, in ink signature.

Previous Names
Have you EVER lived in Scotland?
Have you EVER lived in Northern Ireland?

If you need any further space for addresses, please use the "Additional Information" box on page 3

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