There are 3 main steps to getting your documents attested by the embassy
RLS will have your document stamped by a solicitor. There is a list of documents that do not need to be stamped, please see a list of the documents.
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The stamped document will then be taken to the FCO office for official stamping
Lastly, the document will be taken to the embassy in London for attestation and returned back
Documents not requiring solicitor authorisation stamping:
- UK Birth Certificate
- UK Marriage Certificate
- UK Police Clearance Certificate (ACRO only)
- UK Death Certificate
- UK Medical Report signed by a UK Doctor
Upon completion of the order form and checking the documents with us, please send via special delivery the items to us, or feel free to drop them off to our Piccadilly based office.
For more information, please see the information below:
Section 1: Iraq Embassy London Legalization UK
When you travel to another country, you need to submit various legalised documents, not just for a visa but also to work or conduct business overseas. In the UK, document legalisation is the largest transactional service of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Each year, the FCO legalises nearly 500,000 documents.
Legalization, also known as attestation confirms that the seal, signature or stamp on the documents are authentic. In 1961, following the Hague Convention, the need of document legalisation for overseas use was replaced with an apostille certificate that verifies the authenticity of documents for use in member countries of the Hague Convention.
However, Iraq is not a member of the Hague Convention. If a UK national is travelling to Iraq, the required documents would need a further step in the legalisation process – attestation by the Iraq embassy in London.
Section 2: General Queries About Iraq Embassy London Legalization UK
1. Why Do UK Documents Need Attestation to be Used in Iraq?
A document type, like a birth certificate or death certificate, can differ in different countries. Presenting documents unfamiliar to a particular country is highly likely to raise questions about their authenticity. For any document to be considered valid for use in a country other than the one where it was issued, the document needs legalisation.
Documents are attested/legalised by the embassy of the country where the document is to be presented. It is for this reason that UK documents for use in Iraq need to be submitted to the Iraq embassy in London for attestation.
The process of Iraq embassy legalsation is a cumbersome and time-consuming one. This is why it is recommended to hire an experienced and reliable legalisation services provider, like Rapid Legalisation Services (RLS) to complete the process on your behalf.
2. What Information is Required to Get Your UK Documents Legalised for Iraq?
For the Iraq embassy attestation of UK documents, British nationals need to file an application, submit the documents and pay the attestation fees. However, this is not as simple as it sounds.
The process of UK document attestation by the Iraq embassy entails multiple steps:
- Documents check for the information
- Solicitor certification (if necessary)
- UK apostille certificate by the FCO
- Iraq Chamber of Commerce legalisation
- Arab British Chamber legalisation
Only after all these steps will the document be accepted by the Iraq embassy for legalisation.
Doing all this on your own can be daunting. It is easiest to allow a reliable attestation service like RLS to take care of the process so that you have a smooth and hassle-free experience and without any unnecessary delays.
3. For What Situations Will I Require Iraq Embassy Legalisation of UK Documents?
If you are visiting Iraq for work, sooner or later, you might need to open a bank account, enter into a contract or agreement, sell goods and services in Iraq, expand your business or open a new branch in the country.
For all of this, you will need to provide the requisite documents. However, documents issued in the UK will only be accepted by Iraqi authorities after they have been attested by their embassy for authenticity.
So, before moving to Iraq, it is best to hire the services of an experience legalisation firm like RLS to take care of all your document attestation needs.
4. How to Legalise UK Documents for Use in Iraq?
With Rapid Legalisation Service (RLS), the document legalisation by the Iraq Embassy in London can be achieved in 3 extremely easy steps:
Step 1: Fill the Order Form Online: Fill your personal details like name, email, phone number. Enter the type of document you want to get attested and the kind of service you prefer. Send the requisite documents via email or courier, and pay the attestation fee.
Step2: Official Certification: RLS will take care of all the steps for legalisation, such as document checks, solicitor certification (if needed), UK FCO apostille, chamber of commerce and Arab British chamber attestation and Iraq embassy attestation.
Step3: Delivery of Documents: After the Iraq embassy certificate attestation is completed, the documents will be delivered to you at your preferred address, anywhere in the world.
If you wish to set up a business in Iraq on an urgent basis, you need a quick and hassle-free way to obtain the attestation of degree certificates for Iraq. You need a service that can take care of the prerequisites, such as document check, solicitor certification, FCO apostille certificate, and Chamber stamps. Rapid Legalisation Services has wide experience in document legalisation, including an attestation of marriage certificate in Iraq. They can guide you though the process, ensuring you have a completely stress-free experience.
The UK documents for use in Iraq are legalised by the Iraq embassy in London. The signatory authorities there add a small certificate to verify that the document is authentic. Reputed legalisation services like RLS ensure that the Iraq Embassy attestation procedure is completed quickly and in an efficient manner.
Rapid Legalisation Service (RLS) offers various service packages to choose from and the time taken varies accordingly, such as:
- Apostille same-day service
- Apostille 2-day service
- Iraq Consular Legalisation (1-4 days)
The cost of legalising documents, including education certificate attestation for Iraq, depends on the service type you choose, such as:
- Apostille Same–Day Service: £135 (FCO Fees £75 and VAT £10)
- Apostille 2-Day Service: £78 (FCO Fees £30 and VAT £8)
- Consular legalisation: £138 (FCO Fees £30 and VAT £18)
(Note: This is the price for the legalisation of one document and includes the Iraq embassy attestation fee.)