Documents for use in Sierra Leone usually do not need to be legalised if they are signed/authenticated by a UK notary public (s.
2 of the Sierra Leone on Proof of Documents (Commonwealth and Foreign Countries) Act 1961 and, specifically for affidavits, Order 31, para.
12 of the High Court Rules 2007).
However, the Consulate of Sierra Leone still provides legalisation if required.
Prior to presenting the document to the consular section, it must be Apostilled by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The Apostille fee is £30 for standard service or £75 for premium service.
If consular legalisation is required, the legalisation fee charge of the Consulate of Sierra Leone is £200 per document.
The FCO turnaround time is likely to be 1-2 working days for standard service in Milton Keynes or 1-3 hours for premium service in London.
The consulate turnaround time is likely to be 3-5 working days.
Photocopy of the document is required.
Method of Payment: Bank transfer only (Account: Sierra Leone High Commission Account No: 10782653 Sort Code: 20-36-47)
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (lodging) and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (collection) Monday to Friday
41 Eagle Street, Holborn, London WC1R 4AT
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