Attesting Cypriot Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Cypriot Apostille services

Can Cypriot documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Cyprus is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Cypriot documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Cypriot documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

For further information see:
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Documents issued in the territory of Northern Cyprus must be legalized in Turkey.
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What types of documents can be legalized in Cyprus for use abroad?

Official documents that can be legalized in the Republic of Cyprus with Apostille stamps from the Ministry of Justice and Public Order include:

  • Civil status extracts (birth, death and marriage certificates, certificates of no impediment for marriage)
  • Criminal Record Certificates (Previous Convictions Registry)
  • Corporate documents issued by the Registrar of Companies (Certificates of Incorporation, Certificates of Commencement of Business
  • Certificates of Directors and Shareholders, and Certificates of Good Standing)
  • Cyprus university diplomas
  • Documents certified by a Cypriot Certifying Officer.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Cyprus, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Cypriot apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Cypriot documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for a Cypriot birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles for Cyprus birth, death and marriage certificates are obtained from the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

Certified copies of birth and death certificates valid for apostille stamping 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) in Cyprus or nearest Cyprus embassyExternal link (opens in new tab). Birth certificates can also be obtained online from Obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth certificate online. gov.cyExternal link (opens in new tab) (registered users). Marriage certificates can be obtained from the List of Cypriot municipalities to obtain certified copies of Cyprus marriage certificates Cyprus MunicipalityExternal link (opens in new tab) where the marriage was registered.

Submission within the European Union
Cypriot certificates of civil status (marriage, death and birth certificates) do not require an Apostille stamp when required for submission in another Member State of the European Union. For further information, see:
Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain my Cypriot Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Criminal Record Certificates from the Republic of Cyprus are available from the Cyprus PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab). Non-Cypriot citizens will need to provide a copy of their residence permit (Yellow or Pink slip).

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Cyprus?

Depending on the type of document, apostilles from Cyprus are obtained in 1 - 2 business days

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Cypriot Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth, marriage or death certificate?

Birth Certificates from the Republic of Cyprus can be obtained online from Obtain a copy of a Cypriot birth certificate online. gov.cyExternal link (opens in new tab) (you will need to register at Cy Login and authenticate your profile through your electronic banking system or by visiting a Citizen Service Centre or Citizen Center. Birth Certificates may also be obtained by contacting the nearest Cyprus embassyExternal link (opens in new tab) or Cyprus birth and death certificates are available from the District Administration Offices District Administration OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab) in Cyprus.

Certified copies of Cyprus 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) in Cyprus.

Marriage certificates can be obtained from the List of Cypriot municipalities to obtain certified copies of Cyprus marriage certificates Cyprus MunicipalityExternal link (opens in new tab) where the marriage was registered.

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I need to submit a Cypriot Certificate of no impediment to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Cypriot certificates of marital status to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union.

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 understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Cypriot Criminal Record Certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Cypriot Criminal Record Certificates to another Member State of the European Union when the certificate is issued to a Cypriot national and when the criminal record is clean (no convictions). In other cases, the recipient Member State may require an Apostille.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Cypriot Birth, Death or Marriage certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Cypriot birth, death and marriage certificates to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union. 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 understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain an Apostille on a Cypriot criminal record certificate?

Apostilles for Certificates of Clear Criminal Record issued by the Cyprus Police can be obtained from the Ministry of Justice and Public Order.

We can obtain apostilles for Cyprus police background checks with the original certificate, or we can obtain certificates directly from the Cyprus Police for client requiring apostille authentication.

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How can I legalize a Cypriot document for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Documents issued in the Republic of Cyprus and requiring attestation for submission to authorities in the United Arab Emirates must be legalized by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order then attested by the UAE embassy in Nicosia.

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How can I legalize a Cypriot document for use in Qatar?

Documents issued in the Republic of Cyprus and requiring attestation for submission to authorities in Qatar must be legalized by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, then attested by the Qatari embassy in Nicosia.

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How can I obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a company in Cyprus?

Certificates of Good Standing for companies registered in the Republic of Cyprus can be obtained from the Obtain certified copies of certificates of incorporation and certificates of good standing for companies in Cyprus. Registrar of CompaniesExternal link (opens in new tab) (online though the e-filing system).

Companies and corporations in the Republic of Cyprus can also obtain certificates of a clear criminal record from the Cyprus PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab).

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How can I obtain a Certificate of Incorporation for a company in Cyprus?

Certified copies of Certificates of Incorporation issued to companies registered in the Republic of Cyprus can be obtained from the Obtain certified copies of certificates of incorporation and certificates of good standing for companies in Cyprus. Registrar of CompaniesExternal link (opens in new tab) (online though the e-filing system).

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Can apostille stamps for Cypriot documents be obtained from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

No - Apostilles for Cayman Island documents are issued by the Governor's Office in the Cayman Islands. However, documents needed for use in a non-apostille country will need generally require a second Apostille Stamp from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office before they can be attested by the embassy of the recipient country in London.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

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.

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