If documents are intended for use in Germany, they should be certified by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by way of Apostille (“FCO”).

The legalisation fee is £75 per document and documents will be processed the same day if lodged with the FCO before 14:00 hours. The FCO has two legalisation offices. The public legalisation office is situated in Milton Keynes, roughly 55 miles north of London. The FCO will usually charge £30 per Apostille certificate. Documents will usually need to be signed before a London Notary Public and then notarised in advance of being presented to the FCO.

The FCO has another office located near Admiralty Arch, in London. This FCO office is only open to Notary Publics and a few other businesses for the premium legislation service only. The FCO will charge £75 per Apostille. Notaries can lodge documents on behalf of a client who wishes to utilise the premium legalisation service.

The German Consulate is located at:

23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place
Tel. 020 7824 1300
Fax 020 7824 1435

For further information and notarisation services for Germany, or any other country, please contact M D Pryke Notary Public via the usual channels.


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