New Legalisation Fees for London and Arab Chambers

The London Chamber of Commerce has increased its fees for the legalisation of Arab documents from £52.80 to £53.58 per document in addition to the Consulate fee which varies per country. The change is effective as of 4th January 2022.

Below you can see the countries and fees per Arab Consulates usually required to be legalised via London and Arab Chambers of Commerce:

£160 Iraq
£16.20 Saudi Arabia
£15 Kuwait
£201.62 Egypt
£63.20 Jordan
£400 Yemen
£500 UAE
£33 Qatar

For further information on legalisation of UK documents for use in these listed Arab countries or more, please get in touch with our experts on 020 3633 4575 or at


Change of fees for the Lebanese Consulate Legalisation

The Lebanese Consulate in London has increased its fees for the legalisation of documents effective from January 2022.

The new fees vary according to the type of document submitted for legalisation. The structure of new fees are, as follows:

  • Commercial documents £161 per document (except Certificate of Origin and Invoice),
  • Educational documents £43 per document,
  • Private documents (Affidavit and Medical Report) £43
  • Private documents (Powers of Attorney) – £72 for General Power of Attorney or £36 for Special Power of Attorney per signature,
  • Private documents (Pledge to Deny Ownership or Will) £90,
  • Private documents (Probate) £54 per signature plus extra fees (applied only if the amount of money is stated in the probate, 2£ per 1000£),
  • Private documents (Birth/Marriage/Divorce/Death Certificate (Not to be used for registration in Lebanon) £27 per certificate,
  • Private documents (Divorce Judgment) £45.00+ 2/1000 of any amount of money mentioned in the Divorce Judgment. Maximum fees: £1786.00.

All UK documents for submission to the Lebanese local authorities need to be first certified by a UK notary public, Apostilled by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and legalised by the Lebanese Consulate in London.

The Consulate continues to accept more than one document bundled together under one Apostille only, but each document within the bundle is required to be stamped/legalised by the Consulate individually.

For further information on how to get your UK documents legalised for use in Lebanon, please contact us


UAE New Requirements for Legalisation of Educational Certificates

The Cultural Department of the UAE Embassy changed the requirements for legalisation of educational certificates with immediate effect.

The consular section confirmed that notaries and solicitors must certify directly on the actual document so the FCO can attach the Apostille to it instead of to the notarial certificate.

Documents which have not been certified accordingly will be rejected by the Consulate.

Please contact our legalisation team by email at INFO@WLEGALISATION.CO.UK for further information.

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Chinese Spring Festival Holiday Closure

The Consular Department of the Chinese Embassy in London will be closed on Friday, 27th January and Monday, 30th January on the occasion of the traditional Chinese Spring Festival.

The Consulate will resume work on Tuesday, 31st January, as usual.


Recent Consular updates – Cuba, Indonesia & Philippines

It is important mentioning that some embassies reviewed their fees for processing the documents via their consular sections in London.

The legalisation fee of the Cuban Consulate remain unaltered, however, they increased their admin fee for processing documents from £20 to £22, irrespective the number of documents involved.

The Embassy of Indonesia introduced a new fee of £101 for processing commercial documents and increased their fee for processing personal documents from £15 to £20 per document.

The Philippines Consulate has also increased their consular fee from £20 to £23 per document for processing via standard service and from £30 to £33 per document for processing via express service.

For further information on fees and requirements for legalisation by each country, please click here.