Certifications / Legalisation of Documents

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*Please note that this service is now offered by appointment only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic*

Fees for this service are payable in £/UKP, not EURO. We only accept payments in cash.

Please note that:

  • if you need to legalise more than 5 (five) documents during your appointment, we might need more time to process your request within the same working day. 
  • if you need to legalise more than 20 (twenty) documents, you will need to allow us one working day to process your request. You will have to sign the papers in front of the Consular Officer and drop by to collect them the following day.

There are four types of legalisation of documents:

  1. POWER OF ATTORNEYS
  2. AFFIDAVITS
  3. APOSTILLES
  4. CERTIFICATION OF SIGNATURE

  1. POWER OF ATTORNEYS

The Consulate General does not have the facility to draw up Power of Attorneys’.

Specific Power of Attorney” documents must be prepared in advance. Please note that it cannot be based upon UK legislation as this is not valid in the Republic of Cyprus.

How to Certify a Power Of Attorney:

For a Power of Attorney to be certified the Principal (signatory) must attend the Consulate in person, with the document and either a passport or a national Identification Card.

If unable to visit the Consulate then Power of Attorneys can be certified by an Honorary Consul in the same manner as above.

Alternatively the document can be signed before a Notary Public and subsequently forwarded to the Consulate General in London for verification of the Notary’s signature and stamp. If this is to be forwarded by post it must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope.

The cost for certifying a Power of Attorney or Verifying a Notary’s signature is £8 per signature. Payments must be made either in cash or by postal order. Postal Orders should be made payable to “The Cyprus High Commission“.

  1. AFFIDAVITS

An Affidavit must be signed before a Notary Public and subsequently forwarded to the Consulate General in London for verification of the Notary’s signature and stamp.

If it is to be forwarded by post it must be accompanied a self-addressed envelope and the fee paid by postal order.

  1. APOSTILLES

Apostilles, as specified by the Hague Convention of 1961, can be issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). An apostilled document to be accepted in Cyprus does not need any further legalization by the Consulate General. Currently, we accept UK Government documents without the need for an Apostille.

If you need to Apostille a Cypriot document, the competent authority in Cyprus is the Ministry of Justice and Public Order. Such a document can be presented to a competent UK authority without any further legalization by the Consulate General.

The cost of legalizing a document is signature is £8 per signature. Payments must be made either in cash or by postal order. Postal orders should be made payable to “The Cyprus High Commission“.

4.CERTIFICATION OF SIGNATURE

We certify the signature of clients on various documents, such as authorisations, applications to governmental departments in Cyprus, medical papers, bank issues, etc. Each certification costs £8 per signature. Payments must be made either in cash or by postal order. Postal orders should be made payable to “The Cyprus High Commission“.