Attest documents for use in Ireland

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

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

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

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Ireland, 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 certifiedEnglish and Irishtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Ireland, including documents issued in:

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

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Irish 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 Ireland 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 Ireland.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Ireland 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 Ireland.

If you have documents issued in Ireland:

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

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

  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.

Ireland Resources

Irish news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Ireland Visa and Immigration Resources
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Ireland Doing Business
Ireland - Country Commercial Guide
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How To Get Dual Citizenship In Ireland
Everything you need to know to get dual citizenship in Ireland, including a breakdown of all the advantages.
Your complete guide to an Irish student visa
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Who can get an Irish passport and how long does the application take
Everything you need to know about applying for an Irish passport, from eligibility (like if you have Irish grandparents) to waiting times.
How Brexit affects UK immigration to Ireland
As of 1 January 2021, British nationals visiting or working in the European Economic Area will be restricted. With Schengen rules being introduced for visitors and work visas being required elsewhere in the European Economic Area, this article considers what the end of free movement looks like for British nationals looking to visit or work in Ireland and some further updates to Ireland's immigration and work permit schemes.
Snapshot: long-term business visas in Ireland
This article summarises the key criteria and procedures for long-term business immigration routes in Ireland, including for staff transfers, highly skilled individuals, investors and shortage occupations.
How to move to Ireland - visas, immigration, residency, citizenship
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Online visas will drive down bureaucratic burden on immigration applicants
Students will now complete the application form online, upload copies of supporting documents online, pay the applicable fee and then submit their passport and current IRP card via registered post.
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Ireland Trade and Business News
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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Work Permit And Visa Applications - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ireland
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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)