Document for use in Kuwait needs first to be legalised by way of FCO Apostille and then submitted to the Consulate of Kuwait for further attestation.
For commercial documents such as Agreements, Certificates of Origin and Invoices need to be legalised by the London and the Arab-British Chambers of Commerce prior to submitting to the Kuwaiti Consulate for further legalisation.
The consular fee is £15 per document.
If legalisation by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce is required, additional fee of £52.20 per document
Turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days.
If legalisation via London and Arab Chambers is required, the turnaround time is likely to be 6-8 working days.
If legalisation via London and Arab Chambers is required, 3 photocopies of the document is needed on submission.
Express service is not available for Kuwait Consulate for legalisation via London and Arab Chambers.
For certain commercial documents the Kuwait Consulate will charge a percentage of the sale price as a legalisation fee which may potentially make legalisation costly in given cases.
Bundled documents acceptable bearing only one FCO Apostille, EXCEPT personal documents meant for visa application.
Personal documents meant for visa application: the medical certificate must include the tests results as required in the visa instruction form; The UK Criminal Records must be issued after the Entry Visa is issued by the Kuwait Authorities, Entry Visa document issued by the General Department of Residency Affairs must be presented in original along with notarised copy of applicant’s passport. Each document must be notarised, Apostilled and legalised separately
Method of payment: cash or company cheque only when submitting to the Consulate directly.
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