How do you Legalise Commercial Documents?
In the complex world of the attestation and legalisation of documents, the way the process works doesn’t only differ depending on the country you require the documents to be prepared for, but also the kind of documents you need to legalise. Take the difference between personal and commercial documents.
Although for some countries commercial documents are the same as personal ones regarding their attestation process, for others they differ in the way the work needs to be completed.
The UAE, for example, has a common set of processes, yet a Commercial Surcharge of £400 per commercial document applies. A surcharge also applies to the Qatar embassy which is an additional £20 for Commercial Documents and £30 for Commercial Goods Documents.
In both cases, commercial surcharges that embassies apply are in addition to the usual legalisation fee.
The process does differ slightly for other Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia where a Commercial Document has to be first submitted to the Arab Chamber of Commerce and they will then provide a quote for the Consular legalisation.
Commercial Documents include (but are not limited to):
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Articles of Association
- Statement of Capital
- Annual Return
- Export documentation
- Letters of Credit
- Various Statements and Notices