We will bring you the latest updates on all related news and information on events and changes within the consular sector. 

Royal Mail 1st Class Post Price Increase

We have been informed by Royal Mail that there will be an increase of 7p to the current 1st Class mail from £1.21 to £1.28.  This increase comes into affect as of Monday 26th March 2018

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Christmas Post

We would advise should you have any urgent orders over the upcoming Christmas period that you request the next day trackable Royal Mail Special Delivery service, rather than relying on first class post given the delays that may be incurred during this busy period.

Embassy Closures August 2017

Please be aware that many Arab embassies will be closed from the 29th August for several days due to Eid Al Adha. Therefore the legalisation process will take longer during this period.


Iraq Embassy Fees

We have been informed by the Iraq Embassy that as of 7th November, 2016 the legalisation fee per export shipping document will increase from £ 135 to £ 150. This is due to the change in Sterling rate against the US Dollar.

New members joining Hague Convention

Chile, Brazil & Morocco are joining the Hague Apostille. These will come into effect from:

Guatemala - 18th September 2017
Chile – 30th August 2016
Brazil – 14th August 2016
Morocco – 14th August 2016



CDN is now an Associate Member of the British International Freight Association

CDN is proud to sponsor “Smash Alley”... 

a booklet aimed at educating children on the effects of drugs and alcohol abuse. These booklets will be distributed to The Magna Carta School, our local comprehensive in Staines.

Chinese Embassy

With immediate effect we have been informed by the Chinese Embassy that back up documentation will be required for all applications as follows:

Personal documents - A passport copy from the applicant or applicants 

Commercial documents - A copy of the company Certificate of Incorporation 


With immediate effect we have been informed by the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen that the legalisation fee for Health Certificates submitted has increased from £ 300* to £ 400*.

*Express fee of £ 20 is still applicable.

Tajikistan have joined the Hague Convention

they no longer offer a legalisation service, Apostille only.

Haiti have opened an Embassy in London

14 Cavendish Place, London W1G 9DJ which now provides a legalisation service for documents at a cost of £32 per document, process time is one working day.