Cyprus Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Cyprus for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Cyprus for international use
Apostilles in Cyprus can be obtained to authenticate official Cypriot documents such as Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Criminal Record Certificates (Previous Convictions Registry), university degrees, incorporation documents, and documents authenticated by a Cypriot Certifying Officer.

Apostille stamps are issued in the Republic of Cyprus by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order. Documents required for submission to non-apostille countries require additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country.

  • For documents issued in the territory of Northern Cyprus, please see:
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  • We offer expedited apostille services in Cyprus. Apostilles are normally obtained in 1 - 2 business days
  • Isarey can obtain Cypriot criminal record certificates directly from the Crime Registry Office of the Cypriot police.
  • We work with the UAE and Qatar embassies in Nicosia to attest Cypriot documents and also arrange attestation at the Taipei Representative Office in Athens; Vietnamese embassy in Rome.

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Cypriot Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Cyprus Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We apostille Cyprus birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. Original certificates are required. Certified copies of birth and death certificates can be obtained from the Cyprus birth and death certificates are available from the District Administration Offices District Administration OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab) and can be obtained online from Obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth certificate online. gov.cyExternal link (opens in new tab). Marriage certificates can be obtained from the Obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth certificate online. gov.cyExternal link (opens in new tab) where the marriage was registered.
  • Apostille Cyprus criminal record certificates (Previous Convictions Registry)

    Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Cyprus criminal record certificates (Previous Convictions Registry). Certificates can be obtained from the Cyprus PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab) or we can obtain certificates in Cyprus on behalf of clients requiring their authentication. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Cypriot Education Certificates

    Apostille Cypriot University degree certificates and other types of academic and professional qualifications awarded in Cyprus.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Cyprus.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify Cypriot corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Cypriot certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Cyprus to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Cypriot documents for use in Europe and abroad, 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 issued in Cyprus

  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.

Legalize Cypriot Documents

Cypriot documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Cyprus is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Cypriot documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

See additional notes below

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Cyprus is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Cyprus, the document must be certified a second time in Cyprus by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain Cypriot documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (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 a Cypriot authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Cypriot documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Cypriot citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Cypriot documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

Certified Translation

Where Cypriot documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Cyprus Document Resources

External resources and news about Cypriot documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Cyprus Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Re-issue of birth certificate
Re-issue of birth certificate
Right arrowwww.gov.cy
To obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth certificate online, you will need to register at Cy Login. If you are already a registered user, you will also need to authenticate your profile through your electronic banking system (eBanking) or by visiting a Citizen Service Centre (CSC) or a Citizen Center (KE.PO. - District Post Offices).
Certificates may also be obtained by contacting the nearest Cyprus embassyExternal link (opens in new tab).
Marriage certificates - Cypriot Municipalities
Marriage certificates - Cypriot Municipalities
Right arrowucm.org.cy
For the issuance of a true copy of a marriage certificate for a marriage conducted by a Municipal Authority in the Republic of Cyprus, you should contact the relevant Municipal Authority that has issued the marriage certificate.
Non Impediment Certificates
Right arrowwww.moi.gov.cy
The certificates are issued by the Cypriot authorities and are a confirmation that no marriage has taken place in the Republic pursuant to the marriage law, that no religious marriage has been d and that no valid Civil Union has taken place. The Cypriot authorities issue a certificate for Cypriot citizens and third country nationals residing in Cyprus. For EU citizens, no certificate is issued by the Cypriot authorities.
Corporate documents
Certified Copies and Certificates for Cyprus Companies
Certified Copies and Certificates for Cyprus Companies
Right arrowwww.companies.gov.cy
Certified copies of company documents and certificates can be obtained online though the e-filing system of the Registrar of Companies, including Certificates of Incorporation, Certificates of Commencement of Business, Certificates of Directors and Shareholders, and Certificates of Good Standing.
Criminal Record Certificates
Previous Convictions Registry
Right arrowwww.police.gov.cy
Cyprus Criminal Record Certificates are issued by the Cyprus Police to citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and to aliens residing legally in the Republic of Cyprus for at least six months. Non-Cypriot citizens will need to provide a copy of their residence permit (Yellow or Pink slip).
Criminal Record Certificates
Criminal Record Certificates
Right arrowcyprusinuk.com
Instructions for obtaining a Cyprus Criminal Record Certificate
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Cyprus Document News
Cyprus: E-justice soon, electronic identitysignature in effect within 202
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E-justice will soon be fully operational while the electronic identity and electronic signature in Cyprus is to come into effect within 2024, according to deputy minister of innovation.

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:
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