Documents for use in Spain (including the Canary Islands) should be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) by way of Apostille.
The legalisation fee is £69 for each document and documents will be processed within 24 hours if lodged with the FCO before 2pm.
The FCO has two legalisation offices. The public legalisation office is situated in Milton Keynes, roughly 55 miles north of London. The FCO will usually charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will usually need to be signed before a London Notary Public and then notarised in advance of being presented to the FCO. The FCO has another office located near St James’s Park, in London. This FCO office is only open to Notary Publics and a few other businesses for the premium legislation service only. The FCO will charge £75 per Apostille. Members of the public cannot use this service, however notaries can lodge documents on behalf of a client who wishes to utilise the premium legalisation service.
If Notary clients ever need to deal with The Spanish Consulate, it is located at:
20 Draycott Place
Tel. 020 7589 8989
Fax 020 7581 7888
For further information and notarisation services for Spain, or any other country, please contact M D Pryke Notary Public via the usual channels.