Guide to the Legalisation Requirements of Antigua & Barbuda

Documents for use in Antigua and Barbuda require legalisation by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”).

Documents lodged before 2pm at the Legalisation Office of the FCO can be returned fully legalised the same day. An Apostille Certificate requires a legalisation fee of £75 per document.

The FCO has two legalisation offices. The public legalisation office is situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The FCO will usually charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will usually need to be signed before ...

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Spanish Legalisation Requirements

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 ...

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French Legalisation Guide

Documents for use in France should be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by way of Apostille (“FCO”).

The legalisation fee is presently £75 per document. If lodged before 2pm, the documents will be processed the same day.

The FCO currently has two legalisation offices. The Legalisation office open to the public is located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The FCO will charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will need to be signed before a London Notary Public, and ...

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Legalisation Requirements for The Netherlands

Documents for use in the Netherlands (also Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles) should be certified by the UK and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, by way of Apostille.

The legalisation fee is £71 per 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 ...

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Apostille and Legalisation Requirements in the United Arab Emirates

Documents for use in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwan) require legalisation by the Consular Section of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

The fees per document are as follows:

Certificate of Registration or Incorporation – £410
Memorandum & Articles of Association – £410
Company Record of Achievements – £410
Certificate of Good Standing – £400
Private/General Power of Attorney – £30
All other documents – £30
Urgent fee – £30 ...

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Notary Public Jargon Buster

Using of a Notary Public can sometimes be confusing, especially as there is can be some jargon involved. We’ve put together a guide for our Notary Public Clients of some common technical words used when notarising the legalising documents.

Affiant – The person signing an Affidavit.

Affidavit – A written statement of evidence which is signed before a person authorised to administer affidavits such as a Notary Public.

Affix – Attaching or impressing the Notary Seal to a document.

Authenticate – Most commonly, authentications are requested ...

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Notary Public Appointment Checklist

To assist our London Notary Public clients below is a brief checklist of things to remember when attending our Notary Public Office in London.

Notary Public Appointment Checklist

What do you need to bring?

Please remember to bring with you the following original documents:

  • ID Documents
  1. your passport; and
  2. a utility bill or bank statement which is less than 3 months old and confirms your residential address
  • Documents to sign
  • Cash or cheque to pay the Notary Public invoice. We do not accept payment of Notary ...
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Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Apostille FAQs

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office supplies Apostille, or Legalisation Certificates in the UK. The FCO has recently been in touch with a number of Notary Publics in London to provide useful guidance and answers to frequently asked questions. A section of the Legalisation Offices responses, focussing on Apostilles is set out below as a useful reminder for our Notary Public clients:

Apostille FAQ 1

I am going overseas and have been ...

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Certifying Documents – Notary Public Guide Part 3 (Certified company documents)

As a follow up to Part 2 in our Notary Public series on Document Certification we present Part 3 of this free Notary certification guide. This article looks at how to obtain a Notary or Notarised Certified Company Document from a London Notary Public.

Certified Company Documents – London Notary Examples

  • Notarised Current Appointments Report.
  • Notarised An Annual Return.
  • Notarised Share Holder Register.
  • Notarised Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Notarised Incorporation Documents.
  • Notarised Change of Registered Office Address.
  • Notarised Certificates ...
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Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides Legalisation Guide

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has recently contacted all of its Legalisation subscribers to provide Legalisation guidance. In an electronic communication the FCO provided very useful Legalisation guidance and a useful reminder for Notary Public practices in London. The guidance is supplied to ensure documents presented to the FCO for Legalisation by Apostille are not rejected. The FCO guidance is summarised below:

Apostille Legalisation Guidance

When you notarise a document, a Notary Public must:

  1. State the reason ...
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