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KRG UK Representation’s Legal Authentication Procedure:

  • Authentication of KRG documents in the UK:

For all documentations issued in Kurdistan, the applicants must follow the below instructions:

  1. Documents including certificates must be first legalised by Consular Department at the KRG Department for Foreign Relations 
  2. Legalised documents must then be authenticated by the consular department at the Kurdistan Regional Government United Kingdom Representation
  • Authentication of documents issued in the UK:

 Steps for authenticating documents in the United Kingdom:

  1. All documents issued in the UK must be authenticated with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) legalisation department. For more information, please visit the FCO website https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
  2. Then the documents must be sent to the KRG UK Representation for the legalisation process
  • Academic Legalisation

Procedures for academic document legalisation in the UK:

Educational documents include:

  • Higher Education Degree (Certificate, transcripts or letter)
  • College Certificate/Letter
  • Further Education including (A-Level, BETEC, NVQ, etc)
  1. All educational certificate submitted must be first notarised by a lawyer
  2. Then certified by the FCO Legalisation department. Please note: we only authenticate academic documents that would be used in the Kurdistan Region only. However, if you wish to use it in other parts on Iraq then you must send it to the Iraqi Cultural Attaché after you legalise it by the FCO. The KRG legalisation process of academic documents can take up approximately 2 weeks as confirmations must be provided by the host universities
  3. Submit the original and certified copy of the certificates along with a passport copy and confirmation letter from University to the KRG office in person or by post. Sign letter of consent, authorising the KRG UK Representation to communicate with the university directly. If you are posting your documents to us, use recorded delivery and make sure to enclose a pre-paid A4 recorded delivery envelope
  4. The legalisation process is free of charge

Address and contact details

The documents can be posted to us via the address below:

KRG UK Representation, 2 Hobart Place, Belgravia, London, SW1W 0HU

Nearest Station: Victoria (District and Central line)

Bus: (Victoria Coach Station)

For more information please contact us on +442039279872 and hcdp.uk@gov.krd