In the past, the consulate of Egypt required a notarization and the authentication of the local state prior to the legalization of a commercial document. They now require an additional step, which is the authentication of the United States Department of State. This new requirement means documents must go to the appropriate state office, the United States Department of State and then the appropriate consulate per jurisdiction. This extra step not only makes the legalization fee more expensive (by adding additional agency fees), but also adds at least 5-7 business days to the turnaround time. For more information, please contact our apostille and legalization team at email@example.com.