Chinese Legalisation – A guide to the Chinese Embassy Requirements

If you need to legalise a document for use in China you will need to deal with the Chinese Embassy in London. The Chinese Embassy is very particular about the manner in which Notarised documents can then be legalised. Once the document is notarised it must then be legalised by way of Apostille certificate issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  The next step is to present this legalised and notarised document to the Chinese Embassy, so additional Consular stamps can ...

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What is an Apostille?

An apostille is a certificate to authenticate an official public document, for its use abroad, as stated by the Hague Convention 1961. Apostilles are a way of certificating the document owner’s signature, thus authenticating its origin and ensuring documents will be recognised and valid abroad.

Documents that can be legalised by the use of apostilles include birth certificates; death certificates; marriage certificates; documents of administrative nature; documents emanating from an authority or an official with a court, tribunal or commission; extracts ...

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Notarising Education Certificates for Qatar – A Notary Guide

If you are seeking to notarise and legalise an education qualification, such as a University degree, for Qatar you should be aware that as of 1 June 2016 new rules were introduced by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha. All qualification certificate holders of diploma degrees, BA/BSc/M.A and PhD issued outside of the state of Qatar will need firstly to be notarised.  Once notarised the notarised qualification certificates can then be submitted for legalisation.  Please note that ...

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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Legalisation Services Christmas Opening times

Many documents which are Notarised will then require Legalisation by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. At our Notary Public offices we provide a same day legalisation service for Notary clients who needs documents fully Legalised at short notice. The process of Legalisation is undertaken by the FCO adding an Apostille Legalisation certificate to the Notarised document. For further information regarding legalisation requirements please follow this link.  The Opening hours for ...

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St Kitts and Nevis Legalisation Requirements Guide

Documents for use in St Kitts and Nevis should be certified by the UK and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, by way of Apostille.

The legalisation fee to obtain an Apostille Certificate is £75 per document and documents will be processed by the Legalisation Office in Pall Mall within 24 hours if lodged with the FCO before 14:00.

If Notary clients ever need to visit The High Commission for St Kitts and Nevis, ...

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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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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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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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