Complete Legalisation Services
We can help getting your documents legalised and ensuring they are compliant before being presented to the relevant embassy or consulate. We also offer Apostille Legalisation via the FCO in London (within 1-3 hours) and via the FCO in Milton Keynes (with Next-Day Delivery).
'Start-to-Finish' Consular & Embassy Services
The ideal solution to get your documents legalised with a reliable, fast and cost-effective service.
We process documents every day to ensure a quick turnaround, avoiding unnecessary delays.
Use our worldwide ‘Legalisation Guide’ by searching the country’s name in the list of countries provided. This will give you an indication of the legalisation requirements for that specific country.
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Need to get your documents Legalised?
Contact us to receive a free consultation on what needs to be done to get your documents legalised
Are you looking for Apostille Legalisation?
We offer standard Apostille legalisation via the FCO in Milton Keynes (next day service*) as well as premium Apostille via the FCO in London (turnaround time 1-3 hours) at competitive rates.
What is legalisation?
Legalisation is the process by which the signature and seal of the Notary Public or government officer/department are authenticated by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and/or by a foreign embassy or consulate for the country where the document is to be filed. A number of countries, primarily in the Middle East, still require this kind of consular legalisation.
The legalisation requirements are determined only by the authorities in the country where the document is going to be used in, not by the UK government.
Documents going to countries which are, or have been, part of the British Commonwealth seldom do not usually need legalisation nor, at present, do documents going to many parts of the United States.
How is the Legalisation Process?
After an Apostille is applied by the FCO, if the country where the document is going to be used in is not part of the Hague Convention 1961, the document must be forwarded to the relevant foreign embassy or consulate of that respective country in the United Kingdom. For certain Arab countries, commercial documents may also require attestation by the London and Arab-British Chambers of Commerce prior to submission to the relevant embassy or consulate for further legalisation.
Legalisation can be a lengthy process, very specific to the particular country, and must be strictly complied with since the process of notarial certification or the documentation can be rejected by the local authorities.
We can offer the legalisation via the FCO in London (within 1-3 hours premium service), which Apostille disbursement fee is £75 per document, or the Legalisation Office in Milton Keynes (1 working day), which Apostille disbursement fee is £30 per document.
Learn more about our Apostille Legalisation Service.