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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
Documents to be used in Uganda do not need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (s. 84 of the Ugandan Evidence Act 1909). Please confirm the requirements with the local instructing party.

LONDON CONTACT

Uganda High Commission
Uganda House
58-59 Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DX
T.020 7839 5783
[email protected]

http://london.mofa.go.ug/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Ukraine 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 Ukraine
60 Holland Park
London
W11 3SJ
T.0207 727 63 12
[email protected]

http://www.ukremb.org.uk/

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

The UAE Consulate in London accepts documents from Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Jersey, Isle of Man, British Virgin Islands, but they are required to be first legalised or attested by, either the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or Governors’ Offices of Jersey, Isle of Man and Guernsey, the Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Islandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, according to the region where the document originated.

For legalisation of educational certificate, the Notary must certify directly on the reverse page of the document and the FCO Apostille is to be attached on the actual educational certificate. The notarial certificate can still be bound together with the educational certificate as long as the Apostille is attached to the educational certificate itself.

Documents from the UAE need to be endorsed by the UAE Ministry for Foreign Affairs before this Embassy could attest them. Documents from British Overseas Territories will require attestation by the Government of the Territory concerned prior to submission for the FCO legalisation.

Documents must be notarised and Apostilled separately, except Certificate of Incorporation and Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name in relation to the same company and degree certificate and transcripts in relation to the same course and individual are accepted to be bundled together under the same notarial certificate and Apostille and only one consular fee would apply.

Foreign documents are usually not accepted. The Consulate may accept foreign documents depending on the type of document and under specific circumstances. In case of foreign documents, they must be first attested by the relevant diplomatic body of the country of origin of the document in the UK, then notarised and Apostilled prior to submission to the UAE Consulate in London for further legalisation.

TIME
Please allow at least 1-2 working days for legalisation by the UAE Consulate.

FEES

The legalisation fee charge of the United Emirates Consulate is £450 per document for a company documents (Inc. third party transaction fees for international payment to the MoFA in the UAE) and £35 per document for a personal document (Inc. third party transaction fees for international payment to the MoFA in the UAE). Court order document where a company is a party, the consulate may charge a fee of £35.

As of 3rd March 2017, cash payment is no longer accepted by the UAE Consulate. The methods of payment accepted are card in person by private individuals and Online by Legalisation Agents registered with the UAE Consulate in London. Additional international bank charge fee applies if payment is made by card to the UAE Consulate account in their local currency.

LONDON CONTACT

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
30 Prince’s Gate
London
SW7 1PT
T.020 7581 1281
[email protected]

http://www.uae-embassy.ae/

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

http://london.usembassy.gov/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Depending on the US state the document is being sent to, legalisation may or may not be required. Please check the requiremenst of the party you are sending the documents to. The following US states may require Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation: California, New York , Oregon, Texas and Florida. 

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 Urguay 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 Uruguay
150 Brompton Road
London
SW3 1XH
T.020 7937 4170
[email protected]/

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required by virtue of the 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 Uzbekistan
41 Holland Park
London
W11 3RP
T.020 7229 7679
[email protected]

http://www.uzbekembassy.org/

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

CONTACT
Embassy of Vanuatu
Avenue de Tervueren
380 Chemin de Ronde 1150
Brussels
Belgium

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Legalisation is required only.
(no further form of Consulate legalisation is required as Venezuela is a party to the Hague Convention of 05 October 1961).
Although Venezuela is party of the Hague Convention, the Venezuelan Consulate in London still provides legalisation of commercial documents upon request. Private documents only require an Apostille. 

TIME AND FEES
Please see our legalisation section for a guide to Foreign Office Fees and Time Scales. 
The consular legalisation fee for commercial documents is £51.10 per document and the turnaround time is 4-5 working days.

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – Consular section
56 Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
T.020 7584-4206 / 020 7581-2776
F.020 7589-8887
[email protected]

http://reinounido.embajada.gob.ve/

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

TIME AND FEES
Please allow at least 5 working days for standard service or 1 working day for express service consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Vietnamese Consulate is £30 per document for standard service or £35 per document for express service.

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
12-14 Victoria Road
London
W8 5RD
T.020 7937 1912
[email protected]

http://www.vietnamembassy.org.uk/

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

Commercial documents may be required to go via London Chamber of Commerce and Arab British Chamber of Commerce and so are supplementary to the above.

Two photocopies of all documents are required and the name and address of the consignee or agent must appear on each document.

TIME AND FEES
Please allow up to 3-4 working days for standard consular legalisation. The legalisation fee charge of the Yemeni Consulate

The commercial consular fee is £400 and the private consular fee is £200 per document.  There is an express service available at £20 per document and the turnaround time is 1-2 working days.

If further legalisation by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce are required, additional fees apply on top of the consular legalisation fee- £48.03 for standard service (8-10 working days) or £87.03 for express service (3-4 working days)

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen/Yemeni Embassy in London
57 Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2ED
T.020 7584 6607
[email protected]

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Zambia do not usually need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (s. 3(a) of the Zambian Authentication of Documents Act 1914). Please confirm the requirements with the local instructing party.

LONDON CONTACT
High Commission for the Republic of Zambia
Zambia House
2 Palace Gate
London W8 5NG
T.02075896655
F.02075811353
[email protected]

http://www.zambiahc.org.uk

LEGALISATION & APOSTILLE REQUIREMENTS
Documents for use in Zimbabwe do not usually need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (r. 3 of the Zimbabwean High Court (Authentication of Documents) Rules 1971). Please confirm the requirements with the local instructing party.

LONDON CONTACT
Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe House
429 Strand
London WC2R 0JR
T.020 7836 7755
[email protected]

http://www.zimlondon.gov.zw/