Our London embassy attestation service:

An embassy attestation may be required using your certificate, business document, or personal document outside the United Kingdom.

Embassy attestation verifies that a document is legally certified as authentic for the country which will use the document.

Take advantage of our experience and expertise. This is what we do every day.

We work collaboratively with all involved government bodies, from the FCDO, Embassies, High Commissions, and Consulates in London.

Our expertise and know-how of the processes ensure fast turnaround of all orders.

Our experienced professionals are familiar with embassy rules, requirements, and procedures, thus avoiding unnecessary delays and preventing application rejections.

In addition, our process guarantees that your documents get approved, or you won’t pay for our service.

Use our embassy attestation agency today. Save on cost and time, and enjoy a fast turnaround!

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The three steps to get documents attested by an embassy in London

Step one:

Get a notary or solicitor

The first step is to get a solicitor, or in some cases, a notary, to examine the document to ensure and approve that the document is authentic. Then a statement and signature from the solicitor are attached to the document.

Not all documents require a solicitor’s certification. Here is a list of what documents need a solicitor or notary certificate.

Step two:

FCDO certificate

The second step in getting your document attested is to get your documents certified by the Legalisation Office from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

You need the FCDO certification so that your documents can be accepted for use in other countries. The FCDO is the only authority in the UK that can issue an apostille.

Step three:

Embassy attestation

The final step is the embassy attestation. If you have your certified documents from both the solicitor and the FCDO, the embassy is ready to approve and authenticate your documents.

Not all countries require embassy attestation. Only countries that are NOT part of the Hague Convention require attestation.

Some non-Hague member countries require additional steps to be taken before they can accept your documents.

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NOTE: If you send us pre-certified documents, ensure your documents are prepared according to the embassy’s requirements – otherwise, documents might be rejected.

In general, orders are completed in about 5 to 7 working days.

Our service includes:

The service includes checking your documents, visiting solicitors or notaries if required, processing documents with the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and submitting orders to the embassies.

And some countries require documents to be legalised by the Arab Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).

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The most common embassy attestation services

Personal documents

  • Certificates (birth, death etc)
  • HMRC letters
  • Police letters
  • No impediment certificates
  • Court documents

Business documents

  • Incorporation certificate
  • Company letters
  • Minutes & resolutions
  • Financial documents
  • Non-disclosure agreement

Educational documents

  • Degree, masters, diploma
  • Professional qualifications
  • Training certificates
  • School letters
  • GCSE, CSE, O Level

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FAQs.

Embassy document attestation is the process of getting the embassy to affirm that your business or personal documents are valid and genuine.

For example, for an educational certificate issued in the United Kingdom to be admissible in a country that is a member of the Hague Convention, a solicitor will first certify the document with their signature. Then, the FCDO will legalise the document with an apostille.

Then, the embassy attests (confirms the validity or truth of a statement) to make the document valid for use in their country.

An attestation process requires the submission of documents. The documents to be submitted are mostly original versions, and they must be valid. Additionally, a declaration form and a passport would be required.
The purpose of embassy attestation is for the relevant embassy to certify a document as authentic. For example, before you move to another country for work, an employer may require that you provide certification to prove your documents are genuine.

Legalising a document through embassy attestation involves steps you must complete in the correct order. Some embassies have additional steps and rules that need to be completed to finalise the attestation.

If you are not familiar with the whole process, it can get confusing, like who to contact first (solicitor, notary, FCDO, the embassy?), where to send your documents, the different fees, how to pay them, etc.

There is also the consideration of finding the different service providers for each step, or should you get an experienced agent involved who handles all the processes?

Using an agency might cost a little extra but will save you a lot of hassle, time and money, especially if your documents get rejected by the FCDO or embassy because of missed details or other issues.

You also need to factor in sending and returning documents securely to and from the FCDO and embassies. Due to Covid-19, most embassies in London still do not accept applications in person and will only deal with registered agents.

Agencies like ours offer secure handling of your documents as we use our registered, experienced staff who attend in person at the FCDO and embassy. Plus, your documents are fully insured if you choose a private courier service like DHL.

Yes, you can get documents attested yourself. Doing it yourself requires knowing each government body’s proper process and requirements.

You have to find and pay for the solicitor’s fees. You need to pay the postage fees and the FCDO fees (or go and queue in person in London or Milton Keynes). You need to ensure your documents are shipped back securely (or collected by you in person). Make the appointment with the embassy and follow all their instructions, post the documents (or go in person), pay the fees and collect your documents from the embassy.

Or, you could avoid the back and forth by choosing an agency to handle the attestation procedures. As a registered agency, our services are geared towards easing the process for you. Allow our team to take care of the procedures — saving you time, effort, money, and you get your documents attested – guaranteed

British embassies and consulates do not certify documents. Local notaries and solicitors can provide the certification instead.

FCDO
https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
Legalisation Office
Telephone: 03700 00 22 44
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

UK General Register Office
https://www.gov.uk/general-register-office
Telephone: 0300 123 1837
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1837
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm

Arab Chamber of Commerce (ABCC)
https://www.abcc.org.uk/index.php
Address: 43 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 2NJ
Phone: 020 7235 4363
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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