Attesting Gibraltar Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Gibraltar Apostille services

Can Gibraltar documents be legalized by Apostille?

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

Apostilles for Gibraltar documents are issued by the Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration Office and cannot be obtained in the United Kingdom.

When Gibraltar 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 the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and by the embassy of the destination country in London.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Gibraltar for use abroad?

Gibraltar Apostille Stamps can be obtained for official documents such as birth, death and marriage certificates, Police Certificates (Subject Access Request Certificates), divorce decrees and court documents, patent applications, Certificates of Good Standing issued by Companies House Gibraltar, incorporation certificates, university degree and school certificates, as well as powers of attorney and other documents certified by a Gibraltar notary.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for an Apostille in Gibraltar, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge.

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

Apostilles for Gibraltar birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the Civil Status and Registration Office. Original certificates are required.

Isarey can obtain duplicate copies of all Gibraltar marriage certificates and other civil status certificates directly in Gibraltar. Please contact us for assistance.

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

Gibraltar criminal record certificates (Subject Access Requests) can be obtained from Apply for a Subject Access Request Certificate (Gibraltar Criminal Record Certificate) Royal Gibraltar PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab). Police certificates can then be authenticated with a Gibraltar Apostille stamp.

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in Gibraltar?

Certified copies of company documents registered at and issued by Obtain certified copies of Gibraltar certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing. Companies House GibraltarExternal link (opens in new tab), including certificates of incorporation, Articles of Association and Company Profile Certificates, can be authenticated for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office.

Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will generally require additional legalization by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and attestation by the embassy of the recipient country in London - for example corporate documents required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Taiwan.

Isarey can obtain certified copies of company documents directly in Gibraltar, including Certificates of Good Standing. Please contact us for assistance.

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

Apostilles in Gibraltar are obtained in one working day
A same-day service is available for urgent requests.

Note that documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will generally require a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before they can be submitted to the embassy of the recipient country in London for final attestation.

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    I need an apostille for my Gibraltar birth, death or marriage certificate - do I need to provide an original certificate?

    Original death, marriage and birth certificates are required for a Gibraltar Apostille stamp. Notarized copies cannot be authenticated. Isarey can obtain duplicate originals directly in Gibraltar for clients requiring an Apostille Stamp.

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    How can I obtain an apostille for my Gibraltar University Degree and Transcripts?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates need to be certified by a Gibraltar notary. An Apostille can then be obtained from the Civil Status and Registration Office.

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    How can I obtain an apostille for a Gibraltar Power of Attorney?

    To obtain an Apostille stamp on a Gibraltar Power of Attorney, it must be sworn before a List of authorised public notaries in Gibraltar Gibraltar Public NotaryExternal link (opens in new tab). An Apostille stamp, confirming the notary's signature and good standing, can then be obtained from the Civil Status and Registration Office.

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    Can documents be notarized remotely for a Gibraltar Apostille?

    True copies of documents can often be made and notarized from good quality scans for authentication with an Apostille from the Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration Office. Please contact us for assistance.

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    Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar birth, marriage or death certificate?

    Duplicate copies of Gibraltar birth, death and marriage certificates, as well as certificates of Gibraltarian Status, can be obtained from Order duplicate copies of Gibraltar birth, death and marriage certificates Civil Status and Registration OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)

    Isarey can also obtain duplicates of Gibraltar certificates directly for clients requiring their authentication with an Apostille Stamp.

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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to Qatar?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of Qatar need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. Certificates must then be authenticated with a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being submitted to the embassy of Qatar in London.

    Each attestation application to the Qatar embassy must include the following 3 documents, each separately legalised as above:

    • Diploma
    • Academic Transcripts listing all the modules or subjects studied in each year, their value and the grades achieved.
    • Confirmation letter from the university stating the location of studies, start and end date of studies, whether studies were full or part-time and whether studies were based on distance or on-site learning.
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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to the United Arab Emirates?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. Certificates must then be authenticated with a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being submitted to the UAE embassy in London.

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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to Vietnam?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of Vietnam need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. Certificates must then be authenticated with a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being submitted to the Vietnamese embassy in London.

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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to Taiwan?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of Taiwan need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. Certificates must then be authenticated with a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being submitted to the Taipei Representative Office in London.

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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to Saudi Arabia?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of Saudi Arabia need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. They should then be accepted directly by Saudi authorities or embassies in support of visa applications. Attestation by the Saudi Cultural Bureau or embassy is no longer required now that Saudi Arabia has acceded to the Apostille Convention.

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    How can I legalize a Gibraltar degree certificate for submission to China?

    University of Gibraltar degree certificates required for submission to the authorities of China need to be notarized in Gibraltar and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office. They should then be accepted directly by Chinese authorities or embassies in support of visa applications. Attestation by the Chinese embassy is no longer required now that China has acceded to the Apostille Convention.

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

    Apostilles to authenticate Criminal Record Certificates (Subject Access Request Certificates) issued by the Apply for a Subject Access Request Certificate (Gibraltar Criminal Record Certificate) Royal Gibraltar PoliceExternal link (opens in new tab) can be obtained from the Civil Status and Registration Office.

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

    Gibraltar documents required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates need to be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Civil Status and Registration Office in Gibraltar. Documents must then be authenticated with a second Apostille from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being submitted to the UAE embassy in London.

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

    A Certificate of Good Standing for a Gibraltar company may be ordered from Obtain certified copies of Gibraltar certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing. Companies House GibraltarExternal link (opens in new tab)

    Isarey can obtain certificates of good standing directly on behalf of clients or collect ordered certificates from Companies House for authentication with an Apostille Stamp.

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

    Certified copies of Certificates of Incorporation and Articles of Association for Gibraltar companies may be ordered from Obtain certified copies of Gibraltar certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing. Companies House GibraltarExternal link (opens in new tab)

    Isarey can obtain certificates directly on behalf of clients or collect ordered certificates from Companies House for authentication with an Apostille Stamp.

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    What certificates are avaialble to certify the status of a company in Gibraltar?

    Gibraltar Certificates of Good Standing
    Certificates of Good Standing issued by Obtain certified copies of Gibraltar certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing. Companies House GibraltarExternal link (opens in new tab) confirm that a company is compliant with all filing requirements stipulated in the Gibraltar Companies Act. Certificates will not be issued to companies that are not fully up-to-date with all their statutory filings.

    Company Profiles
    A Company Profile provides a summary of the latest information on a Gibraltar Company. This includes: Registration Number, Name of Company, Incorporation Date, Date on which the last Annual Return was filed, Year-end date of last Accounts / Abridged Balance Sheet filed, Registered Office address, Status of the Company i.e. whether it is in liquidation, pending striking-off or has been struck-of, Details of Share Capital, Details of Shareholders, Details of Directors, Details of Secretary, Details of any Charges registered against the Company.

    For assistance with obtaining Certificates of Good Standing, Certified Company Profiles and other documents from Companies House Gibraltar, please contact us.

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

    No - Apostilles for Gibraltar documents are issued by the Civil Status and Registration Office in Gibraltar. 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.

    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:
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