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.