Syria has no diplomatic body in the United Kingdom. The closest diplomatic body responsible to legalise documents from the UK is the Syrian Embassy in Paris.

Personal documents for use in Syria can only be legalised by way of FCDO Apostille in the UK. Documents related to commercial matters can be legalised by the FCDO Apostille and attestation by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce only.


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

The London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce fee is £56.40 per commercial document.


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 London and Arab-British Chambers processing time is likely to be 5 working days.


For the Standard Apostille Next-Day Service (paper-based Apostille), we must receive the original documentation by 11:00 am to be despatched the 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 the legalisation via the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce, two photocopies of the document is required upon submission.


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