The purpose of legalization is to enable notarial documents issued by one country to be accepted by the corresponding department of another country, in the light that the authenticity of the signature or the seal of the document could be questioned or the legal efficacy of such documents could well be affected.
Documents normally legalised: Criminal Record; University Degree Certificate; Birth Certificate; Marriage Certificate and personal declaration or commercial documents signed & stamped by FCO recognised solicitor;
Service & Fees-per document
FCO 1 day Premium Service £100
Solicitor + FCO 2 days £110
Chinese Embassy Legalisation £50
Solicitor + FCO + Chinese Embassy £165
Picking up documents from Chinese Embassy and post back £23 one document, £5 extra per additional document
Payment proof needs to be sent with documents.