Documents to be legalised for use in Iraq need first to be sent to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to be apostilled.
Non-corporate documents relating to individuals must then be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq for consular legalisation.
Corporate documents, once apostilled, need to be presented to the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce for attestation before being sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.
Educational documents may additionally need to be validated by the Iraqi cultural attaché before beginning the legalisation process (please check with the Iraqi authorities directly with regards to validation by the cultural attaché).
The fee payable is £87.03 (Arab-British Chamber of Commerce) plus £136 (Embassy fee for corporate documents) or £13 (Embassy fee for personal documents)
Legalisation by the Embassy takes 1-3 working days
As per Circular 766 (Arab-British Chamber of Commerce), documents containing handwritten amendments/insertions will not be accepted for legalisation.
All documents to be legalised for Iraq should contain the registration number and UK address of any company mentioned in the document, as well as the passport/ID number of any persons named in the text.
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