Notarial and documentary services guide for Cyprus
Documents, certificates and letters available at the High Commission in Cyprus.
As Cyprus is a Commonwealth country, the British high commission is not able to perform notarial acts or legalise documents.
Some examples of notarial acts include certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. Persons requiring notarial work or the legalisation of documents, should contact a local notary public. In the case of legalising documents, the Legalisation Office in the UK can also be contacted. Those requiring a certified copy of a British passport should contact a local lawyer. We have published a list of English-speaking lawyers who are members of the Cyprus Bar Association.
Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a UK public document is genuine. Legalisation is often required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country; legalisation does not certify the authenticity of a document or give Foreign & Commonwealth Office approval of its content.
If you do send documents to the Legalisation Office, please ensure that registered post is used to and from the UK.
Services provided by the British High Commission Nicosia
- verifying the signature of an official from the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- preparing or forwarding a letter of introduction for a British national applying for a visa
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Please see our fees list for information on the charges for these services.