Brazil – London Notary Public Guide to Legalisation

Documents for use in Brazil firstly must be Notarised by a London Notary. Once Notarised the document then requires legalisation by both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Brazilian Consulate.

The legalisation fee at the FCO is £75 for each document. Notarised documents are processed the same day by way of Apostille if lodged with the FCO before 3pm. The FCO has 2 legalisation offices that offer a premium and standard Legalisation service. The Legalisation office of the FCO is open to the public is in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, which is roughly 55 miles/85 kilometres north of London. The FCO will charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will always need to be signed and sealed before a London Notary Public, and then notarised, before being presented to the FCO.

The FCO has another Legalisation office situated at Admiralty Arch, close to Trafalgar Square, in London’s West End. This FCO legalisation office is only open to Notary Publics and a limited number of businesses for the premium legalisation service only. The FCO currently charges £75 for each Apostille. Members of the general public do not have access to this premium legalisation service, but notaries can lodge documents on behalf of clients who wish to get a same day legalisation service.

The Legalisation fee is £16 per document with legalisation completed within 48 hours.

Once the Apostille Certificate is obtained the legalisation process requires input from the Brazilian Consulate. Brazilian Legalisation is undertaken at the Brazilian Consulate. The Brazilian Consulate is located at 3 Vere Street London W1G 0DH.

Located close to the Brazilian Consultate we are familiar with this legalisation process and happy to assist any Notaries clients.

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