Apostille for Cyprus

Apostille Legalisation of Irish and UK document for use in Cyprus and authentication of Cypriot documents for use abroad

How to get an apostille on Irish and UK documents for use in Cyprus?

Docsbase Consular Services with office in Dublin Ireland and London UK is specialising in legalisation of all types of commercial, vital, government documents from Ireland and the UK for official use in Cyprus. We can arrange reissuance of documents in the UK and Ireland, notarisation and apostille legalisation of Irish and UK documents as well as the Embassy legalisation in London and Dublin. We are familiar with the requirements of Cypriot authorities and can prepare your documents in a way that they will be accepted by the Cypriot authorities without any further legalisation. Docsbase Translation is our in-house translation department specialising in preparing a certified translation of English documents into Greek and Turkish appropriately certified for use in Cyprus. We also have reliable partners in Nicosia that can provide legalisation of Cypriot documents for use abroad, in particular in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.


To allow foreign nationals to enter Cyprus for business, work, and study purposes, the Cypriot Government demands that all commercial, personal, and educational certificates are legally authenticated with an Apostille stamp. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services specialises in providing Apostille and consular legalisation of documents for use overseas, and we can simplify the authentication process on your behalf.  We have offices in London and Dublin and work directly with most government agencies (CRO, revenue, DFA, dep of health, etc) in terms of reissue, certification, and legalisation of all legal documents. We also have our own translation company certifiedtranslations.ie and can handle all certified translation work that you may need as part of the authentication process. We provide this service directly or via our local representative in Cyprus. No power of attorney is necessary.


An Apostille, as specified by the Hague Convention of 1961, is an official international government certificate issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) that is affixed to documents as confirmation of their legality. Without an Apostille, your documents have no legal force in a foreign country. The Hague Convention abolished the consular legalisation procedure and simplified the process of document authentication to be used in all 193 signatory countries of the treaty. Cyprus joined the Hague Convention in 1978 and has used this simplified document legalisation process ever since. Once your documents have been Apostille authenticated in Cyprus, they do not require any further legalisation for use in other Member states. Each country has its own unique regulatory and legal frameworks and procedures for the registration and issuance of official papers that are valid within the territory of their country. All documents must be translated and legalised. If you have never dealt with the legalisation of documents from Cyprus, Greece, or another country, the procedure can be complex and daunting. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services can speed up the process. When a UK government document is apostilled, for use in Cyprus, it currently does not require any further legalisation by the Consulate General. If you need to Apostille a Cypriot document it must be presented to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order. In Cyprus, all documents that have been legally authenticated bear an Apostille stamp. This circular or rectangular seal is placed on the reverse side, or anywhere on the document where there is no text. In some cases, a double Apostille may be required to validate the legitimacy of a document. The first Apostille is stamped on the original document before it is translated and notarised. The second Apostille is added to the certified translation document. To validate its authenticity, the Apostille has a serial number. Apostilles in Cyprus are usually drawn up in the language of the signatory nation, but also in English, Greek or Turkish.


–  Most public Cypriot documents can be Apostille legalised. These include but are not limited to:

–  Extracts from the commercial register of Cyprus

–  Official documents issued by the authorities of Cyprus

–  Incorporation documents

–  Articles of Association

–  Commercial certificates (registration, Trade register, Export Invoice, COO, GMP, FSC)

–  Notary issued or certified documents, and copies

–  Documents issued by the courts of Cyprus (sentences and judgments)

–  Notarised translated documents by certifiedtranslations.ie

–  Civil status certificates (birth, marriage, divorce, adoption, etc)

–  Educational documents (certificates, decrees, and diplomas)

–  Powers of attorney, wills, donation documents

–  Other government documents


Consular legalisation is a painstaking procedure that is required to authenticate official documents that cannot be Apostille legalised. Non-signatory countries of the Hague Convention require documents to be submitted to their local embassies/consulates for legalisation. After the document has been verified and certified by a Public Notary, it is ready for the Apostille stamp. The embassy will also add a certification stamp to the document so that it can be freely used in the particular country. As every embassy or consulate has its own prescribed way of handling documents, it is a tedious process for anyone who does not have a thorough legal understanding. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services agents in the UK and Ireland can save you time, and simplify the legalising of your official documents. Once your documents have been Apostille certified we will swiftly return them to you via post or by courier service.


Our DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services offices in London, and Dublin also handle personal, legal, and corporate documents and educational certificates for authentication by Apostille for use in Greece. Your original or certified copy documents will be submitted to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, or to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. Once they are legalised by Apostille, the documents are ready to be officially used or submitted in Greece. Greece legalisation is the legal confirmation that a signature and seal/stamp on a public document is genuine and valid. The legalisation does not certify the authenticity of the document or does not give Foreign and Commonwealth Office approval of the content within.


DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services provide a fast, reliable, and discreet certification process for all of your legal documentation requirements, wherever you are located in the world. We simplify legalisation for UK businesses and companies registered in Cyprus, the ex-pat community, and also in Greece. We have extensive experience in dealing with different jurisdictions and use approved supporting certification providers (notaries, certified translators, government officials) that are accepted by the embassy or consulate. We administer all services in strict acquiescence, and with relevant data safeguard regulations. Legalisation of original documents typically takes around one week to complete. If speed is a matter of importance, as FCO-approved agents we are able to provide same-day service at an additional charge. In the case of a misplaced or lost original document, our DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services in-house experts can assist you in obtaining a legalised copy that can be used for the Apostille certification process.  Contact us today for a personalised quote.