Macau Apostille Service

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

Certify documents issued in Macau for international use

Macao Apostille stamps are issued by the Legal Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy or consulate of the recipient country in Hong Kong or Beijing.

  • We work with all major embassies to attest Macao documents, including the embassies of the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand.

Isarey provides expedited Macao Apostille services with secure collection and delivery of documents worldwide by courier. We also attest Macao documents at the embassies of UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Vietnam and at other major embassies and consulates.

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Macao Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

    We apostille Macao birth, marriage and death certificates for legal use abroad. If you need assistance obtaining a duplicate or replacement certificate for authentication or embassy attestation in Macau, please contact us
  • Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostille Macau police clearance and criminal record checks.
  • Macao Education Certificates

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

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

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

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

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

  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 Macao Documents

Macao 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 Macau is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Macao 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

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

Certified Translation

Where Macao 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.

Macau Document Resources

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

Macau Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Birth Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Birth Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Certified copies of Macao birth certificates can be obtained online or in person (or via an authorized representative) from the Civil Registry Office (Conservatória do Registo Civil) or the Macao Government Services Centre.
Marriage Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Marriage Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Certified copies of Macao marriage certificates can be obtained from the Civil Registry Office (Conservatória do Registo Civil).
Death Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Death Certificates (website in Portuguese)
Certified copies of Macao death certificates can be obtained from the Civil Registry Office (Conservatória do Registo Civil). The applicant must show a legitimate interest and purpose for requesting the death certificate.
Criminal Record Certificates
Certificate of Criminal Record
Certificate of Criminal Record
Macao Certificates of Criminal Record (Certificado de Registo Criminal) are available to Macao SAR residents or former residents. Applications may be made online (Macao One Account), by post, in person or through an authorized representative.
Applicants must provide documentary proof of their connection to Macao (e.g. Residence Permit, Non-resident Worker’s Identification Card or Non-resident Worker’s Card). Applicants who do not hold a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card will need to submit fingerprints. The Criminal Record Certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
Document verification
Verify an Apostille issued in Macao
This system allows public to verify Apostille certificates

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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For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
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