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Terms and conditions

By using this legalisation service you agree to our privacy policy opens in new window and to these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

General

These terms and conditions affect your rights and liabilities under the law. They govern your use of, and relationship with, the legalisation online service. They don’t apply to other services provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), or to any other department or service which is linked to in this service.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

We may occasionally update these terms and conditions. This might happen if there’s a change in the law or to the way this service works. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the legalisation online service after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change. If you don't agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy opens in new window, you should not use this service.

Applicable law

Your use of this service and any dispute arising from its use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, including but not limited to the:

How to use this service responsibly

You must provide a valid email address and contact number when using this service. We need these details to provide information about your application, including follow up questions when necessary, so you must provide accurate details where we can reliably contact you.

Please note that when using the premium business service you'll have to pass through Security upon arrival and you should expect your belongings to be checked.

There are risks in using a shared computer, such as in an internet café, to use this digital service. It’s your responsibility to be aware of these risks and to avoid using any computer which may leave your personal information accessible to others. You are responsible if you choose to leave a computer unprotected while in the process of making a legalisation application online.

We make every effort to check and test this service whenever we amend or update it. However, you must take your own precautions to ensure that the way you access this service does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.

You must not misuse our service by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our service, the system on which our service is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our service. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep this service up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.

While legalisation staff will give you as much advice as they can, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are obtaining the correct service and that you supply all the necessary documentation for the service. If you are unsure, you may wish to take legal advice before making an application.

Our consular fees are not refundable, and are subject to change without notice. Check the relevant consular fees list opens in new window for the latest information.

We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of this service, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise. This includes loss of income or revenue, business, profits or contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill, tangible property or wasted time in connection with this service or any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.