LEGALISATION REQUIREMENT FOR Belize

Document for use in Belize does not usually need to be legalised if they have been certified by a UK notary public (s.
18(e) of the Belizean Evidence Act 2000 (as amended)).

If further consular attestation is required for documents originated in Belize that needs to be further legalised by another foreign Embassy in the UK (e.g. UAE Embassy), then the High Commission of Belize provides attestation of documents original from Belize and which have been attested by their local Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

FEES

The FCDO Apostille fee is £40 for standard service, £100 for premium service or £35 for e-Apostille service.

If consular attestation is required, the consular fee is £25 per document.

PROCESSING TIME

The FCDO turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for standard service (paper-based), 5-6 hours for premium service or 5-48 hours for the e-Apostille service.

The consular processing time is likely to be 1-2 working day.

IMPORTANT NOTES

For the Standard Apostille Next-Day Service (paper-based Apostille), we must receive the original documentation by 11:00 am to be despatched next working day.

The Premium Apostille is a limited service the FCDO can provide for a few eligible types of documents and they require evidence to support the urgency requirement. Please contact our Legalisation Team for further details.

Documents eligible for the e-Apostille must be first notarised with an Advanced Electronic Signature (AES) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES).

For commercial documents, the original Certificate of Incorporation is also required to be submitted to the consular section.

Photocopy of the document is required on submission to the Consulate.

Method of payment: cash only.

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

CONSULATE ADDRESS

  45 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP

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