Document Verification

How to Verify a Document

It's simple. Once you have received an authorization mail from the Finnish Embassy directing you to contact us, all you have to do is pay your verification fees at the bank and send your documents to us using our postal address.


Countries Currently Covered by Rayfield Consult

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Burkina Faso
The Gambia
Sierra Leone
Benin Republic
Cote D'Ivoire

Instructions on How to Verify a Document


Download the Application for Document Verification Form


Click on the Link below to download the Document verification Form

Print and Complete the Document Verification Form


After downloading, kindly print and complete the Form with all the required details. Please carefully read and complete parts of the form by providing us with correct information.

Access your Document Verification Fee


Make a self-assessment of your Document origin and calculate your resulting Verification Fees using the Payment Schedule given below. Please note that your verification Fee covers All the Documents you send to Rayfield Consult at a particular time.

You are therefore advised to send all relevant Documents at once, as any subsequent Documents you send will attract a fresh Verification Fee. Please note that our Verification Fee is non-refundable.

Send Complete Documents to Rayfield Consult


After payment, please send the following for verification:

  1. Copy of Email received from the Finnish Embassy ( authorizing you to send your documents to Rayfield Consult for verification
  2. Completed Document Verification Form
  3. Deposit Slip or Telex Copy of Payment from your Bank
  4. Original copies of documents bearing the stamp/seal and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the originating country
  5. Two photocopies of the documents
  6. Two photocopies of data page of passport


Applicants must first contact the Finnish Embassy and obtain an approval via email before proceeding to Rayfield Consult for verification.

Payment Schedules


Payment Schedule for Nigerian Documents

Applicants whose documents emanate from Nigeria, please follow this payment schedule:

1. Single State
(All Documents issued from one state in Nigeria)
NGN 100,000
(One Hundred Thousand Naira only)


2. Multiple States (Two or more States)
(Documents issued from different states in Nigeria)
NGN 120,000
(One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira only)

Payment Schedule for Foreign Documents

Applicants from all other West African Countries- namely, Ghana, Cameroon, Gambia, Senegal, Togo, etc, please follow this payment schedule:

All Documents
580 EUR
(Five Hundred and Eighty Euros only).

This fee applies per verification irrespective of the number of documents to be verified.

Please note that payment for foreign documents must be in Euro.

Naira payments would not be accepted for verification of documents outside Nigeria.

Make Payment to Rayfield Consult

Payment should be solely by Bank Deposit (either via Direct Deposit or Wired Transfer) in favour of Rayfield Consult. Please find below our Bank Account details.

Naira Account

Account name Rayfield Consult
Account Number 4010554509
Bank Name Fidelity Bank
Sort Code 070080513
Bank Address Plot 267, Tafawa Balewa Road, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Euro Account

Bank Name CITIBANK, NAP.O. Box 242 336 Strand London, WCR IHB England
Swift Code CITIGB2L
Sort Code 18 50 08
Account Number 10386642
IBAN Number GB40CITI18500810386642
Account Name Fidelity Bank Plc
Beneficiary / Viesti / Message Funds for further Credit to Rayfield Consult Account Number: 5090317107

Kindly print the details above and take to your Bank so as to properly effect payment to us. It is important to fill in the banks information correctly as the omission of any information may result in the non receipt of payment. Subsequently, obtain the Deposit Slip or Telex copy of your Payment from your bank and attach to your Application.

Please endeavour to pay all related Bank charges incurred for transfer of funds to Rayfield Consult Account. Please note that we will otherwise not proceed with verification of your documents. The applicable transfer charges are those of your Bank (the transferring Bank), as our Banks do not charge any fees for receiving money.


At Rayfield Consult, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We keep our customers regularly updated on the progress of their documents beginning from the point of receipt of the documents to when it is finally sent to the Embassy of Finland. Customers can speak to us anytime during working hours or send us an email and we guarantee to get back to you within 24 hours.

For verification within Nigeria, the turnaround time is within 2 to 3 weeks from the date of receipt of the documents.

For verification outside Nigeria, the turnaround time is within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of receipt of the documents.

Please note that the verification process frequently involves several bureaucratic stages making it a cumbersome process. In such cases, we have to review strategies which often prolongs the turnaround time but we always ensure that the process is completed within the shortest time possible in spite of the hiccups in the process.


Legalization By The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Country Of Origin Must Be Done On Original Copies Of Documents To Be Verified Except Documents From Cameroon And Ghana.

For documents originating from CAMEROON, certified true copies (CTC) of the documents duly stamped and signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be accepted for verification but the original documents must be sent along for verification. Please note that we shall not commence the verification process if the original documents are not sighted.

For documents originating from GHANA, we accept original documents accompanied with letters of certification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Judicial Service in Ghana.


Postal Address

Rayfield Consult
C/O DHL International (Nigeria) Limited
63 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Wuse II, Abuja


(+234) 816 484 1587
(+234) 815 252 7662


Opening hours

Monday – Friday
8.00am - 5.00pm daily

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