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Consular Legalisation

CONSULAR LEGALISATION

Consular Legalisation Fees, Embassy opening hours, document cost and time.

For Consular Legalisation please click on the applicable flag to select the country where your document is to be submitted to obtain information about each London Consulate.

 

By clicking on the flag a display will appear showing the Consular Legalisation process and the level of fees and likely time scales as well as the Consulates address and contact details along with a map.

Legalisation Process

 

 


DISCLAIMER

Nearly all London Consulates reserve the right to change their opening times, fee scales and turn around times at short notice and invariably do so!.
Many Consulates will be closed on the religious holidays for their jurisdiction.
Please always contact the Consulate directly to verify their opening times before you make any firm plans based around their advertised timescale, which may change at short notice.
Consulate opening times are often amended at short notice and the information shown below is based on currently advertised times in 2014 and is subject to change and amendment.
Whilst we regularly update our information we do not accept any form of liability if a Consulate changes their opening times or fees from the information given below which has simply been compiled from previously advertised times. 

 

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LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Ecuador is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961).

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
El Consulado de Ecuador in London
144-146 Kings Cross Road
1st Floor
London
WC1X 9DU
T.020 7278 0809, 020 7837 0985

http://www.ecuadorembassyuk.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Egyptian Consulate in London

TIME AND FEES
The turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Egyptian Consulate is £20 per document for personal documents and £44 per document for company documents. However, for many financial documents the Egyptian Consulate can state they will charge a percentage of the value of the transaction as stated in the document and the legalisation fee can therefore potentially become very costly!

LONDON CONTACT
Egyptian Consulate General in London
No. 2 Lowndes Street
London
SW1X 9ET
T.020 7235 9777
F.020 7235 5684

Submission of applications is possible in morning times only and collection is in afternoon times only.

http://www.egyptianconsulate.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as El Salvador is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of El Salvador in London
2nd Floor
8 Dorset Square
London
NW1 6PU
T.020 7224 9800
[email protected]

http://elsalvador.embassyhomepage.com/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Equatorial Guinean Consulate in London.
A photocopy of all documents is required.

TIME AND FEES
The turnaround time is likely to be 3-4 working days for consular legalisation. The Equatorial Guinea consular fee is £150 per document.

 LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
13 Park Place
London
SW1A 1LP
T. 020 7499 6867
[email protected]

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Eritrean Consulate in London

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Eritrean Consulate is £35.00 per document.

LONDON CONTACT
Eritrean Embassy in London
96 White Lion Steet
London
N1 9PF
020 7713 0096

http://www.eriembassyuk.com/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Estonia is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Consular Section of the Embassy of Estonia
16 Hyde Park Gate
London
SW7 5DG
T.0207 838 53 88
[email protected]

http://www.estonia.gov.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Ethiopian Consulate in London
Photocopy of the documents is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Ethiopian Consulate is £72.00 per document

LONDON CONTACT
The Embassy of Ethiopia in London
17 Princes Gate
London
SW7 1PZ
T. 020 7838 3897/98
[email protected]

http://www.ethioembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Fiji do not usually need to be legalised if they have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (r. 2 of the Fijian Supreme Court (Notarial Acts Abroad) Rules 1915)

LONDON CONTACT
The Fiji High Commission in London
34 Hyde Park Gate
London
SW7 5DN
T. 0207 584 3661
Fax: +44 (0)207 584 2838
Email: [email protected]

http://www.fijihighcommission.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Finland is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Finland in London
38 Chesham Place
London SW1X 8HW
T.0207838 6200
[email protected]

http://www.finemb.org.uk/public/Default.aspx?culture=en-US&contentlan=2

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only. In practice this is rarely requested from France.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as France is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Consulate General of France in London
21-23 Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2EN
T.020 7073 1200
[email protected]

http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/-Consulate-in-London-

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Consulate of Gabon in London.
Only original documents can be legalised.
Photocopy of the document is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 2-3 days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Gabon is £80.00 per document

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Republic of Gabon
27 Elvaston Place
London
SW7 5NL
T.020 7823 9986

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation obtained from the Consulate of Gambia.
Photocopy of the document is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow 2-3 weeks for consular legalisation.
The legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Algeria is £50 per document.

LONDON CONTACT

Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia
92 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 2AH
T.0207229 8066
[email protected]

http://www.gambiaembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Georgia is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Georgia to the UK
4 Russell Gardens
London
W14 8EZ
T.02076037799
[email protected]
[email protected]

http://www.uk.mfa.gov.ge
http://uk.mfa.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=42&lang_id=ENGsec_id=42

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Germany is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London
23 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PZ
T.020 7824 1300
F.020 7824 1449

http://www.london.diplo.de/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Ghanaian High Commission in London.
Photocopy of the document is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Ghanaian High Commission is £80.00 per document

LONDON CONTACT
Ghana High Commission
13 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PN
T.0207 201 5927

https://www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Greece is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961).

However, if a document is translated into Greek by an official translator registered with the General Consulate of Greece in London, the translation can be certified by the Consulate. In this case, the Consulate will certify the translator’s signature only.

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales.

If certification of a Greek translation is required, the consular fee is £25.50 per document and turnaround time is likely to be 1 working day.

LONDON CONTACT
Consulate General Of Greece
1a Holland Park
Nottinghill
London
W11 3TP
T.020 7221 6467
[email protected]

http://www.greekembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Grenada do not usually need to be legalised if they have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (s. 71A(1)(a)(v) of the Grenadan Evidence Act 1897 (as amended)).

LONDON CONTACT
High Commission for Grenada
The Chapel
Archel Road, West Kensington
London
W14 9QH
T.020 7385 4415
F.020 7381 4807
[email protected]

http://www.grenadahclon.co.uk/high-commission.php

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as the USA is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
The Embassy of the United States of America in London
24 Grosvenor Square
London
W1A 2LQ
T.020 7499 9000

http://london.usembassy.gov/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Guatemala is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES

Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Guatemala
105A Westbourne Grove
London
W2 4UW
T.020 7351 3042
[email protected]
[email protected]

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Guyana do not usually need to be legalised if they have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (s. 27 of the Guyanan Evidence Act 1894 (as amended)).

LONDON CONTACT
Guyana High Commission
3 Palace Court
Bayswater Road
W2 4LP
T.207 229 7684
[email protected]

http://www.guyanahclondon.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS

There is no diplomatic body for Haiti in the United Kingdom. If you require consular legalisation, please contact us for further information.

ADDRESS

The nearest Embassy is located at:
Avenue Louise 160A
1050 Brussels
Belgium

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Honduras is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Honduran Embassy in London
115 Gloucester Place
London
W1U 6JT
T.020 7486 4882
[email protected]

REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Hong Kong usually require Foreign and Commonwealth Office Apostille only.
However, if further consular legalisation is still required by the instructing party in Hong Kong, this can be provided by the Chinese Consulate in London.
The consular application form must be duly filled in, dated and signed for submission along with the documentation and passport copy of the applicant/agent (purpose for legalisation must also be provided).
For documents in relation to private matters, the holder of the document is required to present photocopy of his valid ID (passport or UK driving License) along with the document requiring legalisation.
If the legalisation concerns commercial documents, the company’s legal representative must present a valid ID (passport or UK driving License), and a Companies House document showing his status as a legal representative of the company (e.g. Current Appointments Report or Certificate of Incorporation with Directors confirmation).
Documents certified by a notary public must have a notarial certificate and be properly bound with ribbon and seal to avoid rejection.
Photocopy of all documents is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow 3 working days for express service and 4 working days for standard service for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Chinese Consulate is £15 per document for private matters and £25 per document for commercial matters. If express service is required, an additional fee of £15 per document applies.

LONDON CONTACT
Chinese Consulate in London
49-51 Portland Place
London
W1B 1JL
T.02072994049
[email protected]

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/visa/rcgadq/t519931.htm

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Hungary is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961)

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Hungary
35 Eaton Place
London
SW1X 8BY
T.00 44207201-3440
Fax: (00 44) (20) 7823-1348
[email protected]

http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/UK/en/mainpage.htm
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