Attest documents for use in Iceland

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

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

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

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Iceland, 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 certifiedIcelandictranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Iceland, including documents issued in:

Iceland 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 Icelandic authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Iceland.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Icelandic 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

If you have documents issued in Iceland:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Iceland for use abroad, including Icelandic 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 Iceland, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Iceland. Translations not done in Iceland 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 Icelandic authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Iceland, 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 Iceland

  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.

Iceland Resources

Icelandic news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Iceland Visa and Immigration Resources
General Information on Iceland Work Permits
An employer who intends to hire a foreign national from a country outside of the EEA or EFTA must apply for and already have received a work permit before the foreign national can start working.
Moving to Iceland
Information and advice on moving to Iceland, non-EEA/EFTA nationals.
Iceland - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Iceland.
Travelling to Iceland for work
Check if you need a visa or permit to work in Iceland and how to get one if you do (UK Citizens).
Living in Iceland
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Iceland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Iceland Embassies and Consulates
Iceland dipomatic misions
Information about all the countries Iceland has diplomatic relations with. Iceland's accredited mission to each country, each country's accredited mission to Iceland, Iceland's Honorary Consuls around the world and visa information.
Iceland Doing Business
Iceland - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Icelandic economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Iceland Visa and Immigration News
Permit Validity and Dependent Rights Improved
The government has implemented several key improvements in residence and work permit validity periods and other aspects of the immigration process for foreign nationals, dependents and students in an effort to improve current labor and skills shortages.
If you are employed elsewhere and earn nearly six figures, Iceland may want you
Iceland is not the first place to lure the work-from-anywhere set with long-stay waivers. Bermuda, Barbados, the Cayman Islands and Estonia have also used the strategy
Iceland Introduces Long-Term Visa for non-EUEEA Teleworkers
Internationals who reside in Iceland will be eligible to work remotely for overseas companies and stay in the country for up to six months, Icelands government has announced. Internationals engaged in telework are allowed now to apply for a long-term visa, which permits them and their families to stay in Iceland for more than six ...
Iceland Trade and Business News
India speeding up FTA talks with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland
Officials from India and EFTA countries recently interacted on crucial issues of IPR , rule of origin, services
Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams
Large and small enterprises, from vehicle inspection companies to residents’ associations, have been shaken this year by someone posing as the CEO or chairman seeking a swift payment.

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)