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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 by virtue of 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 China in London
51 Portland Place
London
W1B 1JL
T.020 7636 2981

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Macedonia 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 Republic of Macedonia in London
Suite 2.1 & 2.2, Bucking Court
75-83 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6PE
T.0207 976 0535
T.0207 976 0538
F.0207 976 0539
[email protected]

http://www.missions.gov.mk/london/home/

The Madagascar embassy in the UK was definitively closed on 23 February 23 2011.

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Legalisation first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office followed by
Consular legalisation at the Republic of Madagascar Embassy in Paris.

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Portugal 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
Portuguese Consulate General in London
3 Portland Place
London W1B 3HR
T.020 7291 3770
F.020 7291 3799
[email protected]

http://portuguese-embassy.co.uk/en/consular-section/consulates-in-united-kingdom/39-consulados-no-reino-unido/16-consulado-geral-de-londres.html

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Malawi 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
Malawi High Commission
36 John Street
Holborn
London
WC1N 2AT
T.020 7421 6010
F.020 7831 9273
[email protected]

http://www.malawihighcommission.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS

Documents for use in Malaysia do not usually need to be legalised if they have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (ss. 82 and 85 of the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950 (as amended)).

However, if further consular legalisation is required, prior to submitting the documents to the Malaysian High Commission in London they must be Apostilled by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Photocopy of the documents is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow around 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Malaysian High Commission is £5 per document.

The consular section is open for lodging and collecting from Mondays to Thursdays.

LONDON CONTACT
Malaysian High Commission
45 Belgrave Square
Westminster
London
SW1X 8QT
T.020 7235 8033
[email protected]

http://www.kln.gov.my/web/gbr_london/home

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in the Republic of Maldives do not usually require legalisation by the U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office or/and the High Commission of the Republic of Maldives. 

LONDON CONTACT
High Commission of the Republic of Maldives
22 Nottingham Place
London
W1U 5NJ
T.020 7224 2135
[email protected]

http://www.maldiveshighcommission.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Malta 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
Malta High Commission
Malta House
36-38 Piccadilly
London
W1J 0LE
T.020 7292 4800
[email protected]

http://www.foreign.gov.mt/Default.aspx?MDIS=403

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required for the Marshall Islands by virtue of 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
Currently there is no diplomatic body of the Marshall Islands in the U.K. The nearest Embassy of the Marshall Islands is in Switzerland.

http://london.usembassy.gov/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Mauritius 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
Mauritius High Commission
14 Basil Street
Knightsbridge
London
SW3 1AJ
T.020 3402 4840

http://mauritius.embassyhomepage.com/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Mexico 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
Mexican Consulate in London
16A Saint George’s Street
London
W1S 1FD
T. 0207907-9442
[email protected]

http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/reinounido/index.php/en/home

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Moldova 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
Moldovian Embassy
5 Dolphin Square Edensor Road
London
W4 2ST
T.0208 995 6818
[email protected]

http://britania.mfa.gov.md/activitatea-curenta-en/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required for Monaco by virtue of 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 Monaco and the Chamber of Economic Development
7 Upper Grosvenor Street
Mayfair
London
W1K 2LX
T.20 7318 1083
F.020 7493 4563
E-mail : [email protected]

http://www.monaco-embassy-uk.gouv.mc/315UK/wwwnew.nsf/1909!/x1Gb?OpenDocument&1Gb

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

However, if further attestation by the Mongolian Embassy is required, the Embassy charge £5 per page and the turnaround time is 2-3 working days.

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

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Mongolia
7-8 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL
T.02079370150
F.02079371117
[email protected]

http://www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Serbia and Montenegro 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 Serbia and Montenegro
28 Belgrave square
London
SW1X 8QB
T.207 235 9049
F.0207 235 7092

http://www.yugoslavembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Morocco 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 Consulate General of The Kingdom Of Morocco
Diamond House
97/99 Praed Street, Paddington
London
W2 1NT
T.0207 724 0624 // 0207 724 0719
F.207 706 7407
[email protected]

http://www.moroccanconsulate.org.uk/en/index.html

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Mozambique High Commission in London.
Photocopy of the documents is required.
Foreign documents are not accepted.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow 3-4 working days for consular legalisation via standard service or 1 working day for consular legalisation via express service. The legalisation fee charge of the Mozambique Consulate is £75 per commercial document and £40 for personal document for standard service or £100 per commercial document and £45 for personal document for express service.

LONDON CONTACT
Mozambique High Commission
21 Fitzroy Square
London
W1T 6EL
T.02073833800
F.02073833801
[email protected]

http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS

Documents for use in Namibia do not need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (r. 128(3) of the Rules of the High Court of Namibia 2013).

If documents are not signed/authenticated by a UK notary public, they must be legalised by way of Apostille by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office prior to submitting to the authorities in the Republic of Namibia.

TIME AND FEES

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

LONDON CONTACT
High Commission for the Republic of Namibia
6 Chandos Street
London
W1G 9LU
T.0207636 6244
[email protected]

http://www.namibiahc.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Nepalese Consulate in London.
Photocopy of the documents is required.
The Consulate also requires a passport copy of the applicant (ID page only) as well as a covering letter, if lodging via and agent, on submission of the documents.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 3-4 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Nepalese Consulate is £10 per document.

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of Nepal – Consular section
12A Kensington Palace Gardens
London
W8 4QU
T.0207 229 1594
F.00)207 792 9861
[email protected]

http://www.nepembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Holland 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 Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
London
SW7 5DP
T.020 7590 3200
[email protected]

http://unitedkingdom.nlembassy.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS

Documents for use in New Zealand do not need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (s. 166 of the New Zealand Land Transfer Act 1952 (as amended) or s. 11 of the New Zealand Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 (as amended)).

LONDON CONTACT

New Zealand High Commission London
New Zealand House
80 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4TQ
T.020 7930 8422

http://www.nzembassy.com/united-kingdom

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required for Monaco by virtue of 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

Nicaraguan Embassy in London
Vicarage House
Suite 31
58-60 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4DB
T.020 7938 2373
[email protected]

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

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Nigerian Consulate is £45 per document.

LONDON CONTACT
Nigeria High Commission
9 Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5BX
0207 839 1244

http://www.nigeriahc.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required by virtue of 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
New Zealand High Commission London
New Zealand House
80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TQ
T.020 7930 8422

http://www.nzembassy.com/united-kingdom

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Norway 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
Royal Norwegian Embassy
25 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8QD
T:020 7591 5500
[email protected]

http://www.norway.org.uk/Embassy/

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

Educational documents can still be attested by the Cultural Attache Office of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman.

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

LONDON CONTACT

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman
Cultural Attaché Office
64 Ennismore Gardens
London SW7 1NH
T.0207 838 3853
F.0207 584 6435
[email protected]

http://www.omancao.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Pakistan High Commission in London.
There are specific requirements for submission of documents at the consular section, as follows:

  • Personal appearance* of executant(s);
  • Attestation by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (Apostille);
  • Provision of each executant’s original valid British passport or driving license along with its photocopy;
  • Original document(s) along with a complete set of photocopies of all the documents being submitted for attestation/legalisation.

*in case a document is being executed by more than one executant, all need to attend the consular section in person in case the document relates to private matters.

An Agent can act on behalf of the executant in reference to a commercial document upon production of a valid letter of authorisation signed by the executant on the company’s letterhead paper with the executant’s passport copy extract (ID page only) attached. 

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 1-2 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Pakistan High Commission is £8 per document.

LONDON CONTACT
Pakistan High Commission
34-36 Lowndes Square
London
SW1X 9JN
T.020 7664 9200
[email protected]

http://www.pakmission-uk.gov.pk/HC/index.asp

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

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Palastine Mission is £80 per document.

LONDON CONTACT
Palestine Embassy in London – Palastine Mission
5 Galena Road
London
W6 0LT
T.020 8563 0008
[email protected]

http://palestinianmissionuk.com/consulate-services/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Panama 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 Panama
40 Hertford St
London
T.020 7409 2255
[email protected].uk

http://www.panamaconsul.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Paraguay 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 Republic of Paraguay in London
Third Floor
344 Kensington High Street
London
W14 8NS
T.020 7610 4180
[email protected]

http://www.paraguayembassy.co.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Peru 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
Consulado General of Peru in London
52 Sloane Street
London
SW1X 9SP
T.0207 838 9223
peruconsulate-uk[email protected]

http://www.conperlondres.com/

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

TIME AND FEES
Please allow around 3 working days for standard consular legalisation or 1 working day for express consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Philippines Consulate is £23 per document (standard service) and £33 per document (express service).

LONDON CONTACT
The Philippine Embassy in London
6-11 Suffolk Street
London
SW1Y 4HG
[email protected]

http://philembassy-uk.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Poland 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 Republic of Poland
47 Portland Place
London
W1B 1JH
T.0207 2913 520
F.0207 2913 575
[email protected]

The consular section is located at:
10 Bouverie Street
London
EC4Y 8AX

http://www.london.mfa.gov.pl/en/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Portugal 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
Portuguese Consulate General in London
3 Portland Place
London W1B 3HR
T.020 7291 3770
F.020 7291 3799
[email protected]

http://portuguese-embassy.co.uk/en/consular-section/consulates-in-united-kingdom/39-consulados-no-reino-unido/16-consulado-geral-de-londres.html

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
No legalisation is normally required

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/
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