Legalisation of Documents

*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. 

There are three types of legalisation of documents:

  1. POWER OF ATTORNEYS
  2. AFFIDAVITS
  3. APOSTILLES

 

  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 the equivalent of €8.54 in £/GBP. Payments must be made either in cash or by postal orders in £/GBP only. 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 the equivalent of €8.54 in £/GBP. Payments must be made in £/GBP only either in cash or by postal orders. Postal orders should be made payable to “The Cyprus High Commission“.

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