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

Christmas Post

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

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Eid Al Adha

On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the Arab British Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Tuesday 21st August 2018, for one day only, returning for business as usual on Wednesday 22nd.

Please also be aware that during the week commencing Monday 20th August most Embassies will close for several days. 


Due to the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation as of May 25th 2018, we have updated our Privacy Policy (click to view this updated policy) which details how we use and protect your personal information and your rights in relation to this.

Holy Month of Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, beginning 16th May and ending on or around 14th-15th June 2018, the Arab British Chamber Of Commerce will adopt shorter working hours. The reduced hours during this period will be 10am- 3pm Monday to Friday.

Equally, all Embassies will also have shorter working hours, therefore delays in documentation turnaround may be experienced during this period.

Please note that at the end of the holy month of Ramadan the embassies will close for several days. We will advise further details of these embassy closures as they are confirmed to us.

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


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.