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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.

 

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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 Iceland 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 Iceland in London
2A Hans Street
London
SW1X 0JE
T.020 7259 3999
F.020 7245 9649
[email protected]

http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/

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

However in practice notwithstanding that India has ratified the Hague Convention, some parties in India often still require legalisation from the Indian High Commission (IHC). Please check with the party in India to whom you are sending your documents to what their requirements are.

The IHC shall attest commercial/company documents only if the company in question is incorporated in the UK and if these documents are required by the instructing party in India to be attested by the High Commission.

Only commercial/company documents can be legalised via Agent. For any type of private documents, the holder must attend the consular section in person in order to sign the documentation in the presence of a Consular Officer and present his original passport. 

For submission of commercial/company documents via Agent for attestation by the IHC, the following subordinate documents are required:

  • Miscellaneous Application Form dully filled in and signed by the applicant/representative of the company;
  • A request letter for the service on Company Letter Head with the seal of the company stamped on the Company Letter Head. The request letter should be duly signed by one of the Directors of the Company and should be accompanied by a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation in respect of the company duly notarised & Apostilled by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office;
  • The document (s) to be attested in original along with a photocopy set of the original document (s). All commercial/company documents issued in the UK that require attestation should be duly notarised & Apostilled by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • The commercial/company documents should be submitted along with the valid original passport and photocopy of the passport pages containing personal particulars of one of the Directors of the Company. If due to any reason, the original passport cannot be submitted, duly notarised copies of the passport pages containing personal particulars of one of the Directors of the Company should be submitted.

TIME AND FEES

The turnaround time for legalisation of commercial documents is likely to be 4-5 working days from the date the documents are submitted. An appointment for submission must be booked in advance. The consular legalisation fee is £45.44 per commercial/company document PLUS special delivery postage return fee of £15.

LONDON CONTACT
High Commission of India
India House
Aldwych
London WC2B 4NA
T.02076323070
[email protected]

https://www.hcilondon.in/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Consulate of Indonesia in London.
Commercial/company documents must relate to UK/Irish companies and a Certificate of Incorporation, cover letter and photocopy of a director’s passport identification page may also be required.
The Consulate of Indonesia in London also has jurisdiction for legalising documents issued in the Republic of Ireland. These documents must first be legalised by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland prior to submission to the Consulate of Indonesia in London.
Photocopy of the document is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 3-4 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Indonesia is £20 per personal documents related to Indonesian nationals only or £101 per personal documents related to British citizens and other nationalities apart from Indonesian as well as all types of commercial documents.

LONDON CONTACT
The Embassy of Indonesia in London
30 Great Peter Street
London
SW1P 2BU
T.7499 7661
F.0207491 4993
[email protected]

http://www.indonesianembassy.org.uk/consular/consular_visa.html

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Iranian Consulate in London.
Commercial documents can either be Apostilled or certified by the London Chamber of Commerce prior to submitting to the consular section of the Iranian Consulate for further attestation. 
Photocopy of the document is required.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow between 1-3 working days for consular legalisation although a “same day service” is often available if the application is submitted early in the morning and subject to their workload. The legalisation fee charge of the Iranian Consulate is £50 per document for documents related to commercial matters and £10 per document for documents related to personal matters.

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy Of The Islamic Republic of Iran
50 Kensington Court
London
W8 5DB
T.020 7937 5225
[email protected]

http://london.mfa.ir/?siteid=234

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Iraqi Consulate in London.
As per Circular 766 (Arab-British Chamber of Commerce), documents containing handwritten amendments/insertions will not be accepted for legalisation. The document’s content, except for the actual signature (s), must be entirely in print, including any internal references.
All documents to be legalised for Iraq should contain the registration number and UK address of any company mentioned in the document, as well as the passport/ID number of any persons named in the text.
Two photocopies of the documents for legalisation should be supplied, if commercial documents, or one photocopy if private document. 
If the private document is a Power of Attorney, document holder must attend the consular section of the Iraqi Consulate in person in order to sign it in the presence of the Consular Officer.

TIME AND FEES
Different fees and time scales apply depending on whether or not the document is of a commercial or corporate nature or alternatively if a matter concerns a private individual or persons and is of a personal nature.

For personal documents please allow up to 2-3 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Iraqi Consulate is £12 per document.

For documents of a commercial or corporate nature please allow up to 1-2 weeks for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Iraqi Consulate is £145 per document. Commercial documents additionally require legalisation at the London and Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and additional fee of £48.03 for standard service (up to 2 weeks) or £87.03 for express service (2-3 working days) apply.

LONDON CONTACT
The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in London – Consular Section
3 Elvaston Place
London SW7 5QH
T.02075909220

http://www.mofamission.gov.iq/grb/en/articles.aspx

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Ireland 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 Ireland
114a Cromwell Road
London
SW7 4ES
T.0207 3734339

https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Israel 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 Israel
2 Palace Green
London
W8 4QB
T.020 7957 9500
[email protected]

http://embassies.gov.il/london/Pages/default.aspx

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Italy 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
Italian Consulate General
Harp House
83/86 Farringdon Street
London
EC4A 4BL
T.020 7936 5900

http://www.conslondra.esteri.it

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Consulate of the Ivory Coast 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 the Ivory Coast is £25 per document

LONDON CONTACT
Consulate of the Ivory Coast – Embassy of Cote d´Ivoire in London
2 Upper Belgrave Street
Belgravia
London SW1X 8BJ
T. 020-7235 6991

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
In practice legalisation is not normally required for Jamaica if the documents have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (s. 22(2)(a) and (3) of the Jamaican Judicature (Supreme Court) Act 1880 (as amended)).
On rare occasions Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation can be required.

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

LONDON CONTACT
Jamaican High Commission in London
1-2 Prince Consort Road
London
SW7 2BZ
T.020-7823-9911
[email protected]

http://www.jhcuk.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Japan 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 Japan in London
101-104 Piccadilly
London
W1J 7JT
T. 020 7465 6500

http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required. Commercial documents can be legalised either by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Arab British Chamber prior to submitting for further attestation by the Jordanian Consulate in London.
Documents must refer to Jordan, and, if referring to any other country within its contents are likely to be rejected.

Educational documents issued from an educational institute based in the UK for the purpose of accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education of Jordan can be legalised from British Council in Amman, so there is NO need for the Jordanian Consulate legalisation or Foreign and Commonwealth Office legalisation.

All documents issued in Jordan which need to be used in the UK should be legalised from the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman to be able to be legalised by the Jordanian Embassy in London. Legalising such documents is free of charge.

Bundled documents are accepted under one notarial certificate and Apostille and only one consular fee would apply.

For legalisation of Powers of Attorney, the following instructions must be observed by the Notary/Solicitor, before notarising the documents:

  • A specific reference to the documents behind it.
  • A declaration that the Power of Attorney has been signed in the presence of a UK Notary Public or Practising Solicitor, after being satisfied that the signatory ID is original.
  • In case of signing on behalf of a company, the Notarial Certificate should clearly state that the ‘Practising Solicitor’/‘Notary Public’ is satisfied that the signatory has the full authority and the capacity to sign of behalf of the company.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 5 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Jordan is £94.50 per commercial document or £22.50 per personal document. The fees include the postal order charge as the Consulate only accept payments by postal order.

LONDON CONTACT
Consular Section at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London
6 Upper Phillimore Gardens
London
W8 7HA
T. 0207 937 3685
[email protected]

http://jordanembassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan
125 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5EA
T. 0207 925 1757
F. 207 930 8990
[email protected]

http://www.kazembassy.org.uk/index.php/en/

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

Court documents and statutory declarations and Powers of Attorney for use in Kenya do not usually need to be legalised if they have been signed/authenticated by a UK notary (s. 88 and 91 of the Kenyan Evidence Act 1963 (as amended)).

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

LONDON CONTACT
The Kenya High Commission
45 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AS
T.020 7636 2371/5
F.020 7323 6717
[email protected]

http://www.kenyahighcom.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Kiribati 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

CONTACT
Kiribati Consulate
The Great House
Llanddewi Rydderch
Monmouthshire
NP7 9UY
01873 840 375 / 152
[email protected]

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as South Korea 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
Korean Embassy in London
60 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6AJ
T.020 7227 5500
[email protected]

http://gbr.mofa.go.kr/english/eu/gbr/main/index.jsp

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by Consular legalisation from the Consulate of the Kuwait in London.
For commercial documents such as agreements, Certificate of Origin and Invoices may also be required to be legalised by the London and the Arab-British Chambers of Commerce prior to submitting to the Kuwaiti Consulate for further consular legalisation.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 1-2 working days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Kuwait is £15 per document.

If legalisation by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce is required, additional legalisation fee of £48.03 per document for standard service (turnaround time up to 2 weeks) or £87.03 per document for express service (turnaround time 3-4 working days) would apply.

For certain commercial documents the Kuwaiti consulate will charge a percentage of the sale price as a legalisation fee which may potentially make legalisation costly in given cases

LONDON CONTACT
Kuwaiti Embassy in London
2 Albert Gate
London
SW1X 7JU
T. 020 7590 3400
[email protected]

http://kuwait.embassyhomepage.com/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as the Kyrgyz Republic 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 Kyrgyz Republic
Ascot House
119 Crawford Street
London
W1U 6BJ
T.020 7935 1462
[email protected]

http://kyrgyz-embassy.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Latvia 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 Latvia
45 Nottingham Place, Marylebone
London
W1U 5LY
T.020 7312 0041
[email protected]

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

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

TIME AND FEES
Please allow around 4-5 days for consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Lebannese Consulate vary according to the type of document. Please contact us to confirm your documentation type.

LONDON CONTACT
Consular section of the Embassy of Lebanon in London
15 Palace Gardens Mews
London W8 4RB
T.0207 229 7265
F.0207 243 1699
[email protected] (for Power of Attorney issues)
[email protected]

http://lebaneseembassyuk.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Lesotho 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
Lesotho High Commission
7 Chesham Place
Belgravia
London SW1X 8HN
T.0207 235 5686
[email protected]

http://www.lesotholondon.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Liberia 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 Liberia
23 Fitzroy Square
London
W1T 6EW
T.0207388-5489
F.0207388-2899
[email protected]

http://www.embassyofliberia.org.uk/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation required.
This is followed by legalisation from Libyan Consulate in London. Some commercial documents are required to be submitted to London and the Arab Chambers of Commerce in London prior to submitting to the Libyan Consulate for further attestation.

Certificate of origin and invoices are required to be legalised via London and Arab Chambers of Commerce and the fees are based on the sum in the transaction.

If commercial documents are to be legalised by the Chambers, a translation of each document into Arabic will be required (for their internal use only and not required to be notarised/legalised in itself).

TIME AND FEES
For consular legalisation only, please allow up to 1-2 working days. The Libyan Consulate is closed on Fridays. If the legalisation involves the London and Arab Chambers of Commerce, the turnaround time is likely to be 8-10 working days for consular legalisation.

The legalisation fee charge of the Libyan Consulate is £20 per document. If documents are required to be legalised by the London and Arab Chamber of Commerce, additional fees of £48.03 per document for standard service (turnaround time 2 weeks) or £87.03 for express service ( turnaround time 3-4 working days) apply. 

LONDON CONTACT
Consular Affairs – Libyan Embassy
61-62 Ennismore Gardens
London
SW7 1NH
T.02036178055

http://consular.libyanembassy.org/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Liechtenstein 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 Switzerland
16-18 Montagu Place
London W1H 2BQ
T.020 7616 6000
F.020 7724 7001
[email protected]

https://www.eda.admin.ch/london
http://www.swissembassy.org.uk/london.html

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Albania 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 Lithuanian Embassy in London
Lithuania House
2 Bessborough Gardens
London SW1V 2JE
T.020 7592 2840
[email protected]

https://uk.mfa.lt/uk/en/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg in London
27 Wilton Crescent
London
SW1X 8SD
T.0207235 6961
F.0207235 9734
[email protected]

http://londres.mae.lu/en