Documents issued outside the UK must be legalised at the consulate of the relevant country. Each country has its own legalisation requirements determined by the type of document being legalised and its intended use.
Consular Legalisation is required when the foreign country is not party to the Hague Convention, therefore documents will need to be legalised by the relevant consulate. Some documents will need to be certified by a UK practicing solicitor or notary public, before they can be legalised.
If you are not sure if your document needs prior certification (we know exactly how confusing this can be) contact us and we will be able to help.
Fees and Processing times
£59 per document
- Normally 2 working days turnaround, it currently takes up to 10 working days because of the high number of applications
£149 per document
- Same-day service for applications received before 10:00. They will be ready for collection on the same day around 5pm
Due to different consular fees and different required authentications by authorities, the cost and processing times for legalisation varies depending on the Embasies and country they will be used for.
For documents from other countries we can only inform you about the costs upon request. Please complete the form below.