Documents for use in the Philippines must first be notarised by a Notary Public London. Once the document has been notarised it then requires legalisation. The legalisation process involves firstly contacting the legalisation office of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. They will legalise the document by adding an Apostille (i.e. a legal certificate) to the notarisation certificate which confirms the authenticity of the seal and stamp of the Notary Public London.
Once the Apostille has been attached by the Foreign and Commonwealth office the document will then need to be presented by your London Notary Public to the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy. The Philippine Embassy charge a consular fee of £18.00 per legalised document in the large majority of cases. However certain notarised documents are priced at £27.50. Your Notary Public London should be able to supply a detailed notarisation and legalisation fee quote in advance. The Philippine Embassy will usually turnaround documents in one to two working days and therefore the whole notarisation and legalisation process, including dealing with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, should be completed by your Notary Public London in two working days.
The Philippine Embassy is easily located for this London Notaries practice at 6-8 Suffolk Street, Piccadilly, London SW1Y 4HG. Therefore this London Notary practice can deal with the notarisation and legalisation process for the Philippines efficiently and in a cost effective manner. For an example of a document legalised by the Philippine Embassy please see the image below.
For further details of notarisation and legalisation requirements for the Philippines please contact Notary Public London, Matthew Pryke at http://www.mdpryke-notary.com/.