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Welcome to the Premium Service ePayment webpage

The Premium Service offers a same day counter service in central London for business customers with time sensitive documents to be legalised. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER WITH US BEFORE YOU CAN USE THE PREMIUM SERVICE.  TO REGISTER PLEASE EMAIL US AT premium.service@fco.gov.uk. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO USE THE PREMIUM SERVICE.

How does it work?

To help get your documents legalised as quickly as possible, the Premium Service fee must be paid on line at the ePayment facility below. When you have completed this process you will be given an ePayment receipt. This must be presented with the documents at the Premium Service  Office. Documents without an ePayment receipt cannot be legalised. Please note that the ePayment receipt will be retained, so please print a second copy if you need this for your records.

Are there any other requirements?

To help reduce the waiting time for everyone using the Premium Service it will not be possible for us to legalise signatures, stamps or seals for which we do not already have a record. If you are not sure if we hold a record already, you should fax a sample of the signature, stamp or seal, or a copy of the document, to the main office (020 7008 1010) at least 2 working hours in advance and request that it be verified and added to our database. This will enable us to legalise  your document at the Premium Service office.

Only couriers and company representatives with ID can access the Premium Service office.  It is not possible for members of the public to use the Premium Service. Directions to the Premium Service office can be found here:

Directions to the Premium Service Office

When can I use the Premium Service?

The Premium Service office is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

How much does the Premium Service cost?

The Premium Service fee is £67 per document.

What do I need to do now?

  1. Check your documents for any signatures, stamps, or seals that are unfamiliar. If you are not sure if we already hold a record of any of them fax a sample, or a copy of the document, to the main office (020 7008 1010) at least 2 working hours in advance and request that it be verified and added to our database to enable it to be legalised at the Premium Service.
  2. Use the ePayment section below to pay the  Premium Service fee. Print off the ePayment receipt.
  3. Take the documents together with the printout of the ePayment receipt to the Premium Service Office.

If you have difficulties paying on line, please call us on 020 3102 5146, 5143 or 5139.