Attest documents for use in Greece

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Greece

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Greece

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Greek authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Greece, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedGreektranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Greece, including documents issued in:

Greece is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Greek authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Greece.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Greek embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain documents do not require Apostilles for submission to authorities in Greece when they are issued in another European Union Member State (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by an authority of the EU country where the public document is issued, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by Greece.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Greece include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a citizen of the issuing country), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in Greece.

Multilingual certificates of no impediment to marriage
Certificates of no impediment to marriage should not require Apostille stamps for submission in Greece when issued by one of the following countries (Munich CIEC Convention):
Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

Exceptions to Apostille Convention
Greece has objected to the accession of certain States to the Apostille Convention (including Peru, the Philippines, Tunisia and Uzbekistan), so that the Convention does not apply between Greece and these States. Documents issued in these states may also require additional attestation by the Greek embassy.

If you have documents issued in Greece:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Greece for use abroad, including Greek birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Greece, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Greece. Translations not done in Greece may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Greek authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Greece, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Greece

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Greece Resources

Greek news and resources: visas, business and immigration

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Travelling to Greece for work
Check if you need a visa or permit to work in Greece and how to get one if you do (UK Citizens).
Living in Greece
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Greece, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
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Greece - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Greek economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Greece Visa and Immigration News
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Effective January 1, 2024, Greece will no longer allow for in-country applications for the Digital Nomad visa. Applicants will need to apply through Greek consular posts instead, which will mean applications must be filed in the applicants country of citizenship or residence.
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Greece Plans to Relaunch Its Golden Visa Program - SchengenVisaInfocom
Greece plans to relaunch its much-criticized Golden Visa Program, becoming one of the first European countries to reopen its immigration process, after being among the first European countries to close it due to the situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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The Golden Visa program, which concedes residence permits to third-country nationals who invest in Greece, is set to show its first annual decline this year since it was launched in 2014.
Coronavirus has dented Golden Visas
The Migration Ministry has upwardly revised the 2019 data for the Golden Visa program, which provides residence permits to non-European Union citizens who invest over 250,000 euros in Greek realty, but it is clear that 2020 will be the first year that the program sees a drop, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Greece Trade and Business News
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Greece and Cyprus planned significant modifications to their residency programs in 2021. Both Cyprus and Greece have introduced several programs and incentives to attract overseas investments in their real estate industry.
QA: contract formation in Greece
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A general introduction to real estate investment taxation in Greece
An overview of the most consequential tax implications for real estate investment structures in Greece.
Buying And Selling Real Estate In Greece (Updated)
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Greece and Cyprus to enhance research and innovation ties
Cyprus Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriakos Kokkinos and Greek counterpart Christos Dimas have discussed joint synergies and partnerships to deepen and broaden cooperation in these fields. We have common goals, common visions, common challenges and common problems regarding our young people, our research world, the business innovation and the business community.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)