The government announced new fees for legalizing public documents starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Key Points:

  • Documents may be legalized by submitting them to the Legalization Office and may be required for many international transactions as well as immigration purposes.
  • The new fees, effective Jan. 1, 2024, are as follows:
Service Current fee New fee
Standard service in the U.K. (plus postal costs) £30 £45
Standard (next day) £30 £40
Digital e-Apostille £30 £35
Urgent service in the U.K. £75 £100
Overseas service (in addition to indirect costs, if any) £30 £40

BAL Analysis: Government officials also stated that consular fees will be reviewed and may increase in the future. Employers should take the new fees into account when planning their 2024 budgets.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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