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Please do not order this service until the SACB submission has been completed
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Degree certificates and other educational documents require a specific process for attestation. You must pass the document(s) to the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in London (SACB) BEFORE they can be sent to the FCO to be apostilled. They can then be readied for submission to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London. The Cultural Bureau will attempt to make contact with the issuer of your educational document to validate it's authenticity. Vital Consular can send your documents to the FCO and to the Saudi Embassy, but you must submit your document to the SACB yourself before bringing it to us.
Once you send your SACB-verified document to us, (along with the original copy of the document and a copy of your passport) we will have it certified by a solicitor and send it to the FCO on your behalf, before having it attested by the Saudi Embassy in London.
To speed up the time taken to attest your qualification, you are advised to contact the registrar who issued the document to ask them to respond quickly to this request. The order will not go any further until this validation process has been completed and so it is in your best interests to contact them. Unfortunately, due to the Data Protection Act, we are unable to contact your qualification provider on your behalf.
Due to the above process, the time taken to attest an educational qualification will vary. It is not uncommon for this to take several months so please allow sufficient time to process your attestation application. Once you have received the documents back from the SACB you can then send them to us for FCO and Saudi Embassy submission.
Please note: We are unable to assist with the SACB process and cannot answer any questions about your application with them. We can only fulfill the steps regarding the FCO and the Saudi Embassy.
Once you click the Order Now button, you'll be taken to the Shopping Basket, where you can view your order and make sure everything is as you want it to be. When you're ready to proceed, you can go ahead and make a payment.
Once your order is completed, you'll receive an email telling you where to send your documents. This will differ depending on which service you selected - all Standard and Express orders come through to our Batley office while all Urgent orders need to be sent to our London office.
We recommend sending your documents by courier to avoid any delays. Once your documents arrive at our office, we'll check them over and create scanned copies before beginning the legalisation process. This is when the processing period starts. You can expect to receive confirmation that your legalisation has been successful by the end of this processing period. The documents will then be sent back via your chosen delivery method.
All timescales shown on the website refer to how long it will take us to process your documents from when we receive them, to when they are ready for dispatch. Upon completion, we will send your completed order by the method chosen when your order has been placed.
We use a range of methods to ensure secured return delivery of your documents. These are determined by the country you live in as follows:
All deliveries to UK addresses, including The Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann, are sent using Royal Mail Special Delivery. This service guarantees that a delivery attempt will be made before 1pm on the next working day (Monday - Friday) after the documents have been dispatched. You will receive an order completion email which includes the tracking number for your shipment when your documents are leaving our offices.
The most secure service is to send by courier. These shipments are dispatched via a Tier 1 carrier network such as UPS, DHL or Fedex depending on the best service available for your country. Transit times are typically:
Dispatch emails are sent as the document leave our offices with a tracking reference to allow you to monitor the shipment in real time.
In the event that no-one is available to sign for the delivery, the package will be taken back to the local sorting office or depot and you will be left a card asking you to collect the item or arrange for a reattempted delivery at a convenient time.
All the documents we legalise are backed by our 100% acceptance guarantee. You can rest assured knowing any document legalised by us will be valid in the country for which it was attested. Your documents are safe with us!
We have the utmost confidence in our service. So if for any reason a document legalised by Vital Consular is rejected we GUARANTEE to:
There are some requirements, however!
You will need to provide contact details for the institution that rejected your legalised documents, so we can help the correct document reach them, or validate their reasons for rejecting the document. This is the fastest way to help you correct any issues and reduce any delays.
This guarantee only applies where you have provided the correct document to us to begin with. It is your responsibility to check the requirements of the person or organisation you are presenting your document to. We cannot be held responsible if the wrong document has been submitted to us!
You can pay via most common payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express. You can also pay via PayPal, or Klarna (Pay in 3). All payments via these methods are secured by Stripe.
We also allow you to pay via Cheque if that is more convenient for you. Cheques should be made out to Vital Consular and be sent to the address below:
Vital ConsularSuite 35, Batley Business ParkTechnology DriveBatleyWest YorkshireWF17 6ER
Full bank information will be provided at purchase.
Please ensure that payments are made in British Pounds and that any charges are paid.
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