Saudi Embassy London
When a document is legalised,
the government entity legalising it declares that the document is genuine,
valid, and that the information on the document is accurate.
When documents issued by foreign
governments are used for official purposes like Saudi visa applications, work
placements, commercial reasons etc., such verification / authentication of
documents is required.
The Foreign and Commonwealth office in the UK normally verifies
documents issued by countries that are members of the Hague Convention.
Since the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia is not a signatory of the Hague Convention, all documents not issued by
any Saudi Arabia official body must first get recognized by the Saudi Arabian
embassy in London. Only after embassy legalisation, they can be used in Saudi Arabia for a visa, employment, registration, commercial, or other purposes.
Saudi embassy Legalisation UK process
For documents to be legalised by
the Saudi Arabia embassy in London, the process will vary as per the type of
document you want to legalise.
Most documents will require FCO
apostille prior to embassy legalisation. Some documents also require a further
attestation from the Saudi Cultural Bureau or a Solicitor.
Documents that require
attestation from Saudi Cultural and apostille from FCO
All documents issued by UK
educational institutes and universities will require attestation from the Saudi
Cultural Bureau. Example of these documents include –
Documents that require Solicitors
attestation and apostille from FCO
Documents that are not issued by
any official UK government or educational body must be attested by a solicitor.
Example of these documents include –
Letter of recommendations
Training certificates issued by
Documents that require apostille
only from FCO
Documents issued by UK registrar
or government bodies must be apostilled by the FCO. These include –
Police Reports like ACRO, CRB
Company Documents like
Companies house certificates
Letters issued by HMRC
What is cost of Saudi
The cost of legalisation will
vary as per the document type and the number of documents. The fees for FCO
apostille is typically £70 + VAT and Legalisation is additional £50 + VAT.
If solicitors’ attestation is
required, then it ranges from £90 for a simple letter to £220 for police ACRO
What is processing time for
Again, depending on the type of
document, it will take at least 2 days for FCO attestation and an additional
day for the embassy legalisation.
We recommend you to call us so
we can give you exact cost and processing time for your documents.
reach the Saudi Embassy?
The Saudi Arabian Embassy in
London is located at:
30 Charles Street,
London W1J 5DZ
Phone: 0207 917 3000
Fax: 0207 917 3113
Except on Fridays, the office is
open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How can we help?
We can assist with the entire legalisation process including
visa applications. We are authorised by the Saudi Arabia embassy in London to
process all visa application and documents. You can email us at email@example.com or call us on
0208 571 0883.