LEGALISATION REQUIREMENT FOR Egypt

Document for use in Egypt first needs to be legalised by way of FCDO Apostille and then submitted to the Consulate of Egypt for further attestation.

Educational documents do not require prior notarisation or FCDO Apostille, they must be first attested by the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB) before submitting to the Consulate for further legalisation.

For commercial documents there are two routes for legalisation:

  • Notarisation + FCDO Apostille and then submission to the Egyptian Consulate for further legalisation; or
  • Notarisation + Attestation by the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) and then submission to the Egyptian Consulate for further legalisation (no FCDO Apostille is required for this option).

However, certain types of commercial documents, the Egyptian Consulate may require prior attestation by the EBCC before accepting for legalisation (this can be confirmed upon submission to the consular counter).

FEES

The consular fee is £125 per commercial document OR £183.80 per commercial document including the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and £47 per private document.

For UK educational documents, the ECEB disbursement fee is £50 per document plus £82.80 EBCC per application.

PROCESSING TIME

The consular processing time is likely to be 2-3 working days for private and commercial documents.

For the attestation of UK educational documents by the ECEB, it may take between 12-20 working days due to ECEB verification of award with the UK issuing institution.

IMPORTANT NOTES

For the legalisation of UK educational documents, the Consulate require the attestation by the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB) before submitting to the consulate for further legalisation. This applies to any UK educational documents, including primary and secondary school levels (school letters, school reports, academic transcripts, etc) no prior notarisation or FCDO Apostille is required for educational documents for use in Egypt.

For the legalisation of a private Power of Attorney relating to inheritance or property transaction, the Consulate requires the Executant’s personal appearance at the consular section with their original passport to be identified and acknowledge the content of the Power of Attorney in the presence of the consular officer. They will also require the property registration document for their records. They no longer accept the legalisation of this type of document via Agents.

For the legalisation of sales contracts, a copy of the document must be presented prior to application to enable the correct payable fee, as it may vary from the standard legalisation fees.

Personal documents ONLY are accepted to be bundled together under one notarial certificate and Apostille.

Commercial documents are required to be processed separately before submitting to the Consulate or Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce.

For the legalisation of employment letters, the Consulate requires for the solicitor or notary public to verify the authenticity with the issuing institution and clearly state that on their certification.

Method of payment: card only.

Opening hours: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (submission) and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (collection) Monday to Friday

CONSULATE ADDRESS

2 Lowndes Street, London, SW1X 9ET

The Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau | Egyptian Embassy
4 Chesterfields Gardens , London, W1J 5BG
t: +44(0) 2074 9177 20
e: legalisation@uk.cdm.edu.eg

The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce
17 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BN
t: +44(0) 207 499 3100 
e: info@theebcc.com 

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