Legalisation

You can get certain official documents legalised or authenticated by the Mission in order to use them in Palestine.

Legalisation of documents takes place during consular hours on Mondays to Fridays from 10 am – 2.30 pm

  • Authentication of certificates

    Birth, marriage, divorce, death, and educational certificates can be authenticated at the Mission.

    All certificates issued in the UK must be legalised by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) before we authenticate it.

  • Authentication of documents for commerce

    Documents for commerce must be legalised by the FCO before we can authenticate them.

1. Documents that can be authenticated at the Mission .

Birth, marriage, divorce, death, and educational certificates and other similar documents.

Court decisions and orders, and other pecuniary documents.

2. Instructions

You are required to do the following  in support of your application:

  • Documents issued in the United Kingdom that need to be used in Palestine must be legalised by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) then authenticated by the Palestinian Mission (PM). Such documents include birth certificates, marriage certificates,  divorce certificates and educational certificates and qualifications from schools and universities.

  • Documents issued in Palestine that need to be used in the UK must be legalised by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs then authenticated by the Palestinian Mission. Finally, they will need to be legalised by the FCO.

  • Commercial documents must be legalised by the FCO before being authenticated by the Mission.

3. Fees and payments

  • The Consular Section only accepts cash or cheque payments for all Consular Services. Payments by credit or debit card are not accepted.

  • Authentication of  certificates:

FEE: £10 

  • Authentication of documents for commerce:

FEE: £80 

ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE BY CASH OR CHEQUE TO: Palestinian Mission to the UK

4. Submission

You can get your certificate authenticated by:

Visiting the Mission

If you want your certificate to be authenticated on the spot please book an appointment online or by calling the Mission on 02085630008

By post

If you want your certificate to be authenticated by post please submit the relevant documents by post along with the correct fees and a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

You can send it to the following postal address:

Consular Section

Palestinian Mission to the UK

5 Galena Road,

Hammersmith

London,  W6 0LT

Please note that…

  • The processing fee is non-refundable;
  • Paperwork submitted in a manner different from the above will not be accepted;
  • Processing only starts after we have collected all necessary documents and payments.

5. Processing times

If you visit the mission, this should not take more than 30 minutes. If you send via post you should receive your papers back the next working day.

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