Commercial Legalization Procedure


Please read the following steps before submitting a document for legalization to the Consular Section at the Embassy:

1. Certificates of Origin, Commercial Invoices, and all other commercial documents need to be authenticated by either:

  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
    Authentification must be done with original seals; any electronic stamps/signatures will be rejected.

2. The Commercial power of attorneys needs to be authenticated by:

  • The Notary Public and
  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, before being legalized at the Egyptian Consulate.
  • The translated documents will have to be authenticated as well.

3. You may send in the documents by Recommended Post or personally at the CONSULAR SECTION.

4. If documents are having Swedish or Latvian as original languages, translation into Arabic or English will be required.

5. Duration of time:

- Documents that are handed in personally to the consular section for the process of legalization require 3 - 4 business days.

- Documents that are sent via Registered mail to the consular section for the process of legalization require 1 week to 10 days.


  • All sales contracts authenticated will be charged by a percentile based on the value of the product.

    Documents cannot be legalized:
  • If the Embassy does not possess at its disposal a specimen signature of the undersigning official and a sample of the relevant seal or stamp.
  • Or if they do not comply with the document processing requirements specified in the legislation (for example, translations or copies are not bound together and sealed, the document is laminated, etc.).

Please include the following:

  • The original document that needs to be legalized plus one photocopy for the Consulate
  • Fee: 1475 SEK per document
  • Fees will be collected for the original and for the translated document.

MAILED DOCUMENTS: Please provide a self-addressed, stamped, and recommended (REK) envelope for the return of the documents;

We also strongly suggest that the documents are sent in a similar manner in order to assure their arrival at the consular section. The Embassy will not be held responsible for any loss of documents sent by regular mail or post.