Consular Legalisation, also known as attestation, is the process of authenticating a document at the Embassy/High Commission of the country where a document is going to be used. Legalisation is carried out by the consular section of an Embassy or High Commission. 

This is the third and final stage in the authentication process. The first stage is typically getting the document notarised. The second stage is getting an apostille from DIRCO. 

The requirements, fees and lead times for consular legalisation vary according to the country. It is common for consulates to distinguish between commercial and personal documents; the fees and requirements will differ according to the document type.