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: Philippines Embassy London Legalization UK
According to the International Monetary Fund's 2017 estimate, the Philippines’ economy is the 12th largest in Asia and the 34th largest in the world by nominal GDP. In recent years, the nation has focused more on manufacturing and services, moving away from agriculture. This had led to rapid industrialization in the Philippines.
At present, restaurants, food carts, purified drinking water supply, laundry shops, poultry farming, web hosting, reselling and handicrafts are some of the most lucrative and profitable business opportunities in the country. The nation has been attracting investments from all over the world, including the UK, with UK-based businesses looking to build trade relations with the Philippines.
If UK nationals wish to work or do business in the Philippines, they will need to get the necessary documents authenticated for use in the Philippines. Such document legalisation is done by the Philippines Embassy in London.
Here’s a look at how to get Philippines Embassy attestation.
Section 2: General Queries About Philippines Embassy London Legalization UK
1. Why Do UK Documents Need Attestation to be Used in the Philippines?
When conducting business in the Philippines, you might need to submit key documents, but only after they have been attested for authenticity. Only documents that contain the attestation certificate from the Philippines Embassy in London are accepted by the authorities, regardless of whether it is a marriage certificate, education certificate or business document issued in the UK.
2. What Information is Required to Get Your UK Documents Legalised for the Philippines?
The first step in document legalisation for use in the Philippines is filing an application form with the embassy. After this, you need to pay the Philippines embassy attestation fees online for them to proceed with the certificate attestation at the Philippines Embassy. Document attestation for use in the Philippines does not require Philippines Chamber of Commerce attestation.
Some UK document might require solicitor certification prior to attestation. Also, a UK apostille certificate, issued by the government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), is mandatory prior to the Philippines embassy attestation. The apostille stamp validates the authenticity of the document.
The entire process could seem daunting, especially for the first timer. This is why it is recommended to use the services of a reliable and experienced agency, such as Rapid Legalisation Services, for a quick and hassle-free process.
3. For What Situations Will I Require Philippines Embassy Legalization of UK Documents?
If you are moving to the Philippines to work or for business, the Philippines authorities will request for certain attested documents. To be accepted as legal, the UK documents will require attestation by the Philippines embassy, located in London. Such attested documents are helpful for signing contracts, collaborating with distributors, opening bank accounts and exporting goods. They also help when a Philippines citizen wishes to return home after studying in the UK.
4. How to Legalise UK Documents for Use in the Philippines?
Legalisation of documents is done by the Philippines Embassy in London. However, the process can be tedious, since it requires prior apostille certification and more. However, when you choose Rapid Legalisation Services (RLS) to complete the process on your behalf, you get Philippines Embassy London legalisation in 3 extremely steps:
Step 1: Fill the Order Form online, providing your basic details, and pay the Philippines embassy attestation fee.
Step 2: RLS will take care of every step of the process on your behalf, including document check, solicitor certification (if needed), UK apostille certification and Philippines embassy attestation.
Step 3: The attested document will be delivered back to you at your preferred address.
Finding a notary, going to the FCO and then submitting the document to the Philippines Embassy for attestation can be a tedious process. RLS offers a quick and seamless process for attestation, given its experience and ties with key agencies. So, rather than attempting a DIY, you can leave the process in capable hands for a nominal fee.
UK documents are presented at the Philippines Embassy in London for attestation. However, before submitting the documents, you will need to ensure that the information is checked and a solicitor’s certification is obtained (in some cases), prior to the Philippines Embassy attestation procedure. Unlike other embassies, the Philippines embassy doesn’t simply add a stamp/certificate as proof of attestation of UK documents. It validates the apostille stamp with its own cover sheet, which is embossed and signed by an authorised embassy official.
Rapid Legalisation Service offers a fast, effective and efficient way to get Philippines Embassy London legalisation. You can choose from different service packages, such as
- Apostille same-day service
- Apostille 2-day service
- Philippines Consular Legalisation
The cost of UK documents Philippines Embassy attestation charges depend on the service package chosen:
- 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: These are the costs of attestation of one-degree certificate or document for the Philippines.)