Embassy Legalisation service
Embassy legalisation of documents is often required when presenting a document to a country that is not a member of the Hague Convention. This is often referred to as attestation. Put simply, documents need to be stamped or certified by the UK based embassy or consulate after the apostille certificate has been issued.
We can assist with attesting documents at many embassies and consulates. For more information visit our information pages –
Legalising documents with embassies is often called document attestation. We can assist in the attesting of your documents with our expert knowledge.
Every embassy implements their own procedures when legalising documents. For example UAE embassy legalisation has specific rules on the collation of documents. Business documents that need Kuwaiti attestation are processed via the Chamber of Commerce. The Chinese embassy will only legalise documents which have been issued in a certain time frame.
The attestation of documents can be issued in different formats. Some embassy attestation may be a stamp, seal, or certificate that is attached to the document. Processing documents can vary and may take several days or 2-3 weeks. With many years of experience, we can offer guidance on how to present your documents to ensure they are attested in the quickest possible time frame.