Legalisation Country Requirements


Documents for use in Abu Dhabi (UAE) should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Abu Dhabi (UAE) Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Abu Dhabi (UAE) Consulate is currently £400 per document.

Documents for use in Afghanistan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Afghanistan.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Afghan Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Afghan Consulate is currently £75 per document.

Since Albania has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Albania need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Algeria should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Algeria.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Algerian Consulate takes approximately 13-15 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Algerian Consulate is currently £60 per document.


Since Andorra has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Andorra need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Angola should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Angola.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Angolan Consulate takes approximately 5 weeks.
The legalisation fee charged by the Angolan Consulate is currently £150 per document.

Since Anguilla has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Anguilla need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Antigua and Barbuda has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Antigua and Barbuda need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Antilles (Netherland) has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Antilles (Netherland) need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Argentina has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Argentina need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Armenia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Armenia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Aruba has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Aruba need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

No legalisation required.

Since Austria has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Austria need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Azerbaijan has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Azerbaijan need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Bahamas has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Bahamas need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Bahrain should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Bahrain.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Bahrain Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Bahrain Consulate is currently £28 – £100 per document.

Documents for use in Bangladesh should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Bangladesh Embassy.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Bangladesh Embassy takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Bangladesh Consulate is currently £15 per document.

Since Barbados has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Barbados need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Barbuda has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Barbuda need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Belarus has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Belarus need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Belgium has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Belgium need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Belize has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Belize need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Benin should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Benin.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Benin Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Benin Consulate is currently £20 per document.

Since Bermuda has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Bermuda need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Bolivia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Bolivia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Bolivian Consulate takes approximately 10 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Bolivian Consulate is currently £60 per document.

Since Bosnia & Herzegovina has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Bosnia & Herzegovina need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Botswana has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Botswana need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. ia & Herzegovina has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Bosnia & Herzegovina need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents which have been certified by a notary outside Depinna or by an authority in the United Kingdom, such as Companies House or the General Register Office may require to be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before being submitted to the Brazilian Consulate.
Documents for use in Brazil should be legalised by the Brazilian Consulate.
Legalisation at the Brazilian Consulate takes approximately 2-3 days. The legalisation fee charged by the Brazilian Consulate is currently £16 per document.

Since British Antarctic Territory has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in British Antarctic Territory need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since British Virgin Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in British Virgin Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Brunei has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Brunei need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Bulgaria has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Bulgaria need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Burkina Faso has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Burkina Faso need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Burundi has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Burundi need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Cambodia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cambodia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Cameroon should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Cameroon.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Cameroon Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Cameroon Consulate is currently £75 per document.

No legalisation required.

Since Cape Verde has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cape Verde need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Cayman Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cayman Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Central African Republic has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Central African Republic need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Chad has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Chad need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Chile should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Chile.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Chilean Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Chilean Consulate is currently £9 per document.

Documents for use in China (P.R.) should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of China (P.R.).
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Chinese Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Chinese Consulate is currently £40 per document.

Since Colombia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Colombia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Colombia (Visas) should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Colombian Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Colombian Consulate takes approximately 2 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Colombian Consulate is currently £155 per document.

Documents for use in The Democratic Republic of Congo should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of the Democratic Republic of Congo .
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Democratic Republic of Congo Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Democratic Republic of Congo Consulate is currently £110 per document.

Documents for use in The Republic of Congo should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of the Republic of Congo .
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Republic of Congo Consulate takes approximately 8 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Republic of Congo Consulate is currently £50 per document.

Since Cook Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cook Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Costa Rica has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Costa Rica need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Croatia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Croatia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Cuba should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Cuba.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Cuban Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Cuban Consulate is currently £92.50 per document.

Since Cyprus (Greek) has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cyprus (Greek) need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Cyprus (Turkish) has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Cyprus (Turkish) need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Czech Republic has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Czech Republic need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Denmark has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Denmark need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Djibouti has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Djibouti need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Dominica has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Dominica need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since the Dominican Republic has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, officially documents for use in the Dominican Republic need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Please note that, if specifically required, following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, documents can be legalised at the Dominican Republic Consulate. The legalisation process takes approximately 2 days and the fee charged by the Dominican Republic Consulate is currently £250 per document. All documents must be translated into Spanish and the translation must be certified by the Dominican Republic Consulate.

Since Ecuador has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Ecuador need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Egypt should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Documents are then sent to the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce which carries out its own legalisation of the document and, in addition, arranges legalisation by the Egyptian Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the legalisation process takes approximately 6-10 days. The legalisation fee for Egypt is currently £129.92 per document and four copies of each document are required.

Since El Salvador has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in El Salvador need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Equatorial Guinea has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Equatorial Guinea need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Eritrea should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Eritrea.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Eritrean Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Eritrean Consulate is currently £45 per document.

Since Estonia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Estonia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Ethiopia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Ethiopia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Ethiopian Consulate takes approximately 3-5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Ethiopian Consulate is currently £68 per document

Since Falkland Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Falkland Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Fiji has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Fiji need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Finland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Finland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since France has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in France need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Gabon should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Gabon.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Gabon Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Gabon Consulate is currently £80 per document.

Since Gambia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Gambia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Georgia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Georgia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Ghana should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Ghana.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Ghanaian Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Ghanaian Consulate is currently £80 per document.

Since Gibraltar has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Gibraltar need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Greece has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Greece need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Grenada has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Grenada need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Guatemala should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Guatemala.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Guatemalan Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Guatemalan Consulate is currently £10 per document.

Since Guernsey has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Guernsey need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Guinea has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Guinea need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in The Republic of Guinea should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of The Republic of Guinea.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the The Republic of Guinea Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the The Republic of Guinea Consulate is currently £100 per document.

Since Guyana has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Guyana need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Haiti has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Haiti need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Honduras has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Honduras need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Hong Kong is now part of the People’s Republic of China. Please see China (P.R.) for the latest information.

Since Hungary has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Hungary need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Iceland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Iceland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since India has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in India need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Indonesia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Indonesia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Indonesian Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Indonesian Consulate is currently £12 per document.

At present there are no legalisation facilities for Iran.

Since Ireland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Ireland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Isle of Man has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Isle of Man need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Israel has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Israel need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Italy has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Italy need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Iraq should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Arab Chamber of Commerce in London, which carries out its own legalisation of the document and, in addition, arranges legalisation by the Iraqi Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the legalisation process takes approximately 4 weeks.
In addition to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office fee, the legalisation fee for Iraq is currently £134 per document.

Documents for use in Ivory Coast should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Ivory Coast.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Ivory Coast Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Ivory Coast Consulate is currently £25 per document.

Documents for use in Jamaica should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Jamaica.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Jamaican Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Jamaican Consulate is currently £15 per document.

Since Japan has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Japan need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Jersey has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Jersey need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Jordan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Jordan. Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Jordanian Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Jordanian Consulate is currently £96 per document.

Since Kazakhstan has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Kazakhstan need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Kenya should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Kenya.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Kenyan Consulate takes approximately 2 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Kenyan Consulate is currently £5 per document.

Since Kiribati has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Kiribati need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Korea has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Korea need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Kyrgyztan has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Kyrgyztan need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Kuwait should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Kuwait .
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Kuwaiti Consulate takes approximately 4 days.

Since Laos has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Laos need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Latvia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Latvia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Lebanon should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Lebanon.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Lebanese Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Lebanese Consulate is currently £6-75 per document.

Since Lesotho has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Lesotho need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Liberia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Liberia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Libya should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Arab Chamber of Commerce in London, which carries out its own legalisation of the document and, in addition, arranges legalisation by the Libyan Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the legalisation process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. 2 copies are required and all documents must be accompanied by Arabic translations.
In addition to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office fee, the legalisation fee for Libya is currently £49.70 per document.

Since Liechtenstein has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Liechtenstein need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Lithuania has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Lithuania need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Luxembourg has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Luxembourg need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Macau has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Macau need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Macedonia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Macedonia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in The Republic of Madagascar should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then need to be sent to the Republic of Madagascar Embassy in Paris.

Since Madeira has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Madeira need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Malawi has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Malawi need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Malaysia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Malaysia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Malaysian Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Malaysian Consulate is currently £5 per document.

Since Malta has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Malta need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Marshall Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Marshall Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Mauritania has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Mauritania need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Mauritius has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Mauritius need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Mexico has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Mexico need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Moldova has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Moldova need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Monaco has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Monaco need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Mongolia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Mongolia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Mongolian Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Mongolian Consulate is currently £50 per document.

Since Montserrat has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Montserrat need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Morocco should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Morocco.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Moroccan Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Moroccan Consulate is currently £19 per document.

Documents for use in Mozambique should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Mozambique.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Mozambique Consulate takes approximately 1 week.
The legalisation fee charged by the Mozambique Consulate is currently £75 per document.

Documents for use in The Union Of Myanmar of should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of The Union Of Myanmar.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the The Union Of Myanmar Consulate takes approximately 6 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the The Union Of Myanmar Consulate is currently £50 per document.

Since Namibia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Namibia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Nepal should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Nepal.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Nepalese Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Nepalese Consulate is currently £15 per document.

Since Netherlands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Netherlands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Nevis has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Nevis need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

No legalisation required.

Documents for use in Nicaragua should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Nicaragua.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Nicaraguan Consulate takes approximately 8 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Nicaraguan Consulate is currently £7-48 per document.

Documents for use in Nigeria should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Nigeria.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Nigerian Consulate takes approximately 5-6 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Nigerian Consulate is currently £45 per document.

Since Niue has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in NIUE need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Norway has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Norway need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Oman should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Oman.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Oman Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Oman Consulate is currently £15 – £105 per document.

Documents for use in Pakistan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Pakistan.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Pakistan Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Pakistan Consulate is currently £8 per document.

Documents for use in Palestine should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Palestine Delegation.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Palestine Delegation takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Palestine Delegation is currently £80 per document.

Since Panama has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Panama need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Papua New Guinea should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Papua New Guinea.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Papua New Guinea Consulate takes approximately 2 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Papua New Guinea Consulate is currently £35 per document.

Documents for use in Paraguay should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Paraguay.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Paraguay Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Paraguay Consulate is currently £90 per document.

Since Peru has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Peru need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Philippines should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Philippines.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Philippines Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Philippines Consulate is currently £18 per document.

Since Poland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Poland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Portugal has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Portugal need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Puerto Rico has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Puerto Rico need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Qatar should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Qatar.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Qatar Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Qatar Consulate is currently £4-20 per document.

Academic Qualification

We have been informed by the Qatar Embassy that with immediate effect all qualification certificates issued outside of the State of Qatar, which require consulate attestation must be supported by the 3 items below:

  1. Certificate/Diploma
  2. Supported by the transcript
  3. A cover letter from the issuing educational provider confirming ALL the points below:
    • The qualification / certificate’s authenticity
    • The mode of study and the type of study: whether full-time/part-time or distance learning (E-Learning)/proximate learning (face to face learning)
    • The place of study and the place where the examination was held
    • The awarded title of the issued diploma, i.e. Degree (BA or Bsc), Masters or Doctorate program
    • The duration of the course
    • The actual dates of study (start date and the end date)

Kindly note that items 1, 2 & 3 above have to be attested by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
In addition any certificate obtained via distance learning or an online program will NOT be accepted for attesting as this is not in line with the rules of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha.


Since Romania has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Romania need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Russia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Russia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Rwanda should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Rwanda.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Rwandan Consulate takes approximately 2 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Rwandan Consulate is currently £50 per document.

Since Saint Helena and Dependencies has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Saint Helena and Dependencies need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since San Marino has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in San Marino need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Saudi Arabia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Arab Chamber of Commerce in London, which carries out its own legalisation of the document and, in addition, arranges legalisation by the Consulate of Saudi Arabia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the legalisation process takes approximately 5 days.
In addition to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office fee, the legalisation fee for Saudi Arabia is currently £36 per document.

Documents for use in Senegal should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Senegal.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Senegalese Consulate takes approximately 2 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Senegaese Consulate is currently £14 per document.

Since Serbia & Montenegro has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Serbia & Montenegro need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Seychelles has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Seychelles need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Sierra Leone should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Sierra Leone.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Sierra Leone Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Sierra Leone Consulate is currently £100 per document.

Notarial Certificates for use in Singapore should be legalised by the Singapore Consulate.
Legalisation at the Singapore Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Singapore Consulate is currently £5 per document.

Since Slovak Republic has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Slovak Republic need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Slovenia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Slovenia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Solomon Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Solomon Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Somalia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Somalia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

No legalisation required.

Since South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Spain has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Spain and the South Sandwich Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Sri Lanka should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Sri Lanka.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Sri Lanka Consulate takes approximately 6 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Sri Lanka Consulate is currently £15 per document.

Since Srpska has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Srpska need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since St. Christopher has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in St. Christopher need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since St. Kitts and Nevis has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in St. Kitts and Nevis need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since St. Lucia has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in St. Lucia need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since St. Vincent and Grenadines has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in St. Vincent and Grenadines need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Documents for use in Sudan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Sudan. Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Sudanese Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Sudanese Consulate is currently £55 per document.

Since Suriname has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Suriname need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Swaziland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Swaziland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Sweden has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Sweden need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Switzerland has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Switzerland need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Syria should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Syrian Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Syrian Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Syrian Consulate is currently £6 per document.

Documents for use in Syria should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Arab Chamber of Commerce in London, which carries out its own legalisation of the document and, in addition, arranges legalisation by the Syrian Consulate.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the legalisation process takes approximately 6 days. 2 copies are required.
In addition to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office fee, the legalisation fee for Syria is currently £35.70 per document.

Documents for use in Tajikistan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Tajikistan.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Tajikistan Consulate takes approximately 6 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Tajikistan Consulate is currently £150 per document.

Documents for use in Taiwan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Taipei Representative Office.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Taipei Representative Office takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Taipei Representative Office is currently £15 per document.

Documents for use in Tanzania should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Tanzania.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Tanzanian Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Tanzanian Consulate is currently £26 per document.

Documents for use in Thailand should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Thailand.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Thai Consulate takes approximately 6 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Thai Consulate is currently £10 per document.

Since Togo has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Togo need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Tonga has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Tonga need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Trinidad & Tobago has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Trinidad & Tobago need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Tunisia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Tunisia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Tunisian Consulate takes approximately 3 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Tunisian Consulate is currently £2 per document.

Since Turkey has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Turkey need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Turkmenistan should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Turkmenistan.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Turkmenistan Consulate takes approximately 3-4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Turkmenistan Consulate is currently £85 per document.

Since Turks and Caicos Islands has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Turks and Caicos Islands need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Tuvalu has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Tuvalu need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in United Arab Emirates should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of United Arab Emirates.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the United Arab Emirates Consulate takes approximately 3-5 days.
The legalisation fee charged for the express service by the United Arab Emirates Consulate is currently either £410 or £30 per document dependent on whether the document is of a corporate nature or for an individual. Please note that the decision on which fee is applicable is made by the United Arab Emirates Consulate.

Since Uganda has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Uganda need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Ukraine has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Ukraine need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Uruguay should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Uruguay.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Uruguayan Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Uruguayan Consulate is currently £78 per document.

Since USA has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in U.S.A. need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Uzbekistan has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Uzbekistan need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Vanuatu has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Vanuatu need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Since Venezuela has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Venezuela need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Vietnam should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Vietnam.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Vietnamese Consulate takes approximately 5 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Vietnamese Consulate is currently £35 per document.

Since West Bank has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in West Bank need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Documents for use in Yemen should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Yemen.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Yemeni Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Yemeni Consulate is currently £150-£300 per document.

Since Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro) has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro) need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Documents for use in Zambia should be legalised first at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and then by the Consulate of Zambia.
Following legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, legalisation at the Zambian Consulate takes approximately 4 days.
The legalisation fee charged by the Zambian Consulate is currently £15 per document.

Since Zimbabwe has ratified the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, documents for use in Zimbabwe need only be legalised by means of an Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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