Person/s applying for notarization/authentication of documents may do it in person or by post.
(Note: recruitment/employment documents such as SPAs, recruitment agreements, manning agreements, job orders, COS confirmation letters, etc. need to be first verified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO-London) before legalization. For further information, please contact POLO at 0207 451 1833 or 0207 839 8039, or visit the Labor and Welfare section of this site)
A. In Person
The applicant must appear before a consular official and affix his/her signature on the document. The applicant must bring: (a) valid Philippine passport and a clear photocopy of its data page; and (b) notarial fee of GBP 18.00.
B. By Post
All public documents sent by post to the Philippine Embassy that will be used in the Philippines must be notarized by a notary public or a commissioner of oath. The signature of the notary public/commissioner of oath must be authenticated by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (as the case applies).
The applicant must also enclose the following requirements when sending the document to the Philippine Embassy for legalization: (a) a clear photocopy of the data page of the applicant’s valid passport; (b) notarial fee of GBP 18.00 payable to the Philippine Embassy either in British postal money order or bank draft (personal cheques are not accepted); and (c) a registered self-addressed envelope.