Legalisation Services

AnyVisa can assist with legalisation and certification of documents at FCO and many foreign consulates. Please see below detailed information on our legalisation services.

FCO legalisation (Apostille)
Public Notary certification
Saudi consulate certification
Other consulate certification
Saudi business visas - UK employer letter certification at LCCI

 

 

FCO legalisation (Apostille)

General information
An apostille is a seal applied by a government authority to certify that a document is an original document or a true copy of an original.  Apostille is obtained when a document or its copy is required to be used in a foreign country and makes it legal without further evidence.

Some of the reasons you may need a document or its copy apostilled are: setting up a business, exporting or importing goods or getting married in a foreign country.  Also some visa applications may require your documents to be apostilled as well, e.g. work visa applications for Saudi Arabia.

Some documents must be certified by Public Notary (see below) prior to being apostilled by FCO. These may be educational certificates, birth/marriage certificates, medical forms.

FCO will only apostille documents originating in the UK. For documents originated abroad apostille can be issued only by issuing government.

Cost

Service - cost per document Processing time Apostille fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Urgent service 24 hours £75.00 £55.00 £141.00
Standard service up to 3 weeks £30.00 £35.00 £72.00

 

 

Public Notary certification

General information
Some documents must be certified by a Public Notary as being true copy of an original prior to submission to FCO for apostille. If this service is required for a Saudi visa application, the Public Notary certification handling is part of the overall certification service.

Cost

Service Processing time Certification fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Public Notary certification (per document) 1 working day £10.00 £45.00 £64.00

 

 

Saudi consulate certification

General information
In most cases the consulate requires documents to be certified by FCO, e.g. ACRO certificate. All education certificates must be certified by Saudi Cultural Bureau and Public Notary.

Cost

Service Processing time Consulate fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Saudi consulate certification (per document)  2 working days £6.00 £45.00 £60.00

 

Saudi business visas - UK employer letter certification at LCCI

General information
Supporting letters from UK company must be certified by London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI). The certification requires Formal Undertaking Form to be completed by the signee of the company letter.

Cost

Service Processing time LCCI fee (exc VAT) Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
LCCI certification (per document) 24 hours £39.20 £35.00 £89.04

 

Other consulate certification

China consulate certification

Service Processing time Consulate fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Commercial or real estate document 2 working days £40.00 £45.00 £94.00
Other document 2 working days £30.00 £45.00 £84.00

 

Russia consulate certification

Service Processing time Consulate fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Certification of translation only (RUS>ENG) - per page 1 working day £30.00 £45.00 £84.00
Certification of translation only (ENG>RUS) - per page 1 working day £40.00 £45.00 £94.00

Russian consulate operates appointment system. For availability please contact us.

UAE consulate certification

Service Processing time Consulate fee Handling Fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Commercial document 1 working day £410.00 £45.00 £464.00
Personal document 1 working day £30.00 £45.00 £84.00

 

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