Ireland Apostille Service

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

Certify documents issued in Ireland for international use
Apostilles in Ireland can be obtained for official Irish documents including Civil Status Certificates (birth, death and marriage certificates), Garda Police Certificates, Certificate of Freedom to Marry, School Leaving Certificates, University diplomas and transcripts, and CRO Company Certificates.

Irish Apostille stamps are issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country in Dublin or London.

  • Isarey offers expedited Apostille services in Ireland. Apostilles are processed in 2-3 business days.
  • We work with all major embassies in Dublin to attest Irish documents, including the embassies of the United Arab Emirates and the Taipei Representative Office, as well as accredited non-resident embassies in London, including the embassy of Qatar, Vietnam and Thailand.
  • We can obtain Irish birth, death and marriage certificates directly in Ireland for clients requiring apostille stamps or embassy legalization.
  • For documents issued in Northern Ireland, please see our UK Apostille Services

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Irish Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Irish Birth, Death and Marriage certificates

    Birth, Death and Marriage certificates

    Apostille Irish civil status certificates at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Original paper certificates are required from the Health Service Executive (HSE).
    Isarey can obtain Irish civil partnership, marriage, death and birth certificates directly from the HSE for clients requiring authentication, so there is no need to provide an original copy.
  • Apostille Irish Police clearance certificates.

    Garda Police Certificates

    Apostille Irish Criminal Record Certificates issued by the Garda for submission to foreign consular authorities or in support of foreign visas applications. An original paper Police Certificate is required with a wet ink stamp from the A Police Certificate can be issued by the Garda for submission to foreign consular authorities and when required for foreign visas Garda stationExternal link (opens in new tab) and original signature.
  • School and University Certificates

    Apostille original or notarized copies of educational certificates from Irish colleges which are registered on the Register of the qualifications included in Ireland’s National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Irish Register of QualificationsExternal link (opens in new tab) and college transcripts with the college's original stamp or notarized copies.
    Apostilles are also obtained for Leaving Certificate (original or notarized copy) and notarized school reports issued by an school in IrelandExternal link (opens in new tab)
    University degrees required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates or Taiwan require additional attestation by the UAE embassy or Taipei Representative Office in Dublin. Degrees required for Qatar or Vietnam must be legalized by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the embassy in London.
  • Notarized documents

    Irish Apostilles can be obtained for documents and true copies certified by a  Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland - Find a Notary notaryExternal link (opens in new tab) including powers of attorney
    Certified true copies of documents, such as Irish passports and identity documents may also be certified by a  Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland - Find a Notary notaryExternal link (opens in new tab)
  • Company documents

    Apostille certificates of incorporation, letters of good standing and other business issued or certified by the Companies Registration OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab)
    Commercial documents required for attestation by the embassy of Qatar, UAE or Kuwait will require additional certification by the Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce, including Commercial Contracts, Commercial Powers of Attorney, Certificate of Free Sale, Product and Health Certificates, Certificate of Free Sale and GMP Compliance.
    We can obtain certificates of incorporation and letters of good standing directly from the Companies Registration Office. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Trade documents

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

Isarey provides document attestation services in Ireland to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Irish 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 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.

Legalize Irish Documents

Irish 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 Ireland is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Irish documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - 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 Ireland is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Ireland, the document must be certified a second time in Ireland 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 Irish 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 an Irish 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)

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

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

Certified Translation

Where Irish 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.

Ireland Document Resources

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

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Ireland Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Order a birth, death or marriage certificate - Ireland
Order a birth, death or marriage certificate - Ireland
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Certificates are available for births, marriages, deaths and civil partnerships registered in the Republic of Ireland
Certificate of Freedom to Marry
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Certificates of Freedom to Marry (no impediment to marriage) are issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You must apply online for a Certificate of Freedom to Marry and forward a hard copy of the supporting documentation.
Corporate documents
Order Company Certificates
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Order certified copies of company certificates of incorporation, Certificates of business name registration, letters of Good Standing and other corporate documents filed with the Companies Registration Office Ireland
Criminal Record Certificates
Garda Police Certificates
Garda Police Certificates
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A Police Certificate can be issued by the Garda (Irish Police Service) for submission to foreign consular authorities and when required for foreign visas (e.g. applications, naturalisation and / or other immigration matters). Police Certificates are issued by the Superintendent and/or Assistant Principal Officer within the Division where the applicant resides, or formerly resided, in the Republic of Ireland.
Notary Services
The Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland - Find a Notary
The Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland - Find a Notary
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A Notary Public is empowered to administer oaths, attest signatures, authenticate documents, take affidavits, take affirmations and declarations, draw up powers of attorney
Document verification
Verify an Apostille or Authentication
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This e-Register enables you to verify the issuance of an Apostille or Authentication by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland, on or after 01 January 2013

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:
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