Apostille for Russia

Apostille Legalisation of Irish and UK documents for use in Russia and authentication of Russian documents for use abroad

How to get an Apostille on Irish and UK documents for use in Russia?

Docsbase Consular Services with offices 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 Russia. 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 Russian authorities and can prepare your documents in a way that they will be accepted by the Russian authorities without any further legalisation. Docsbase Translation is our in-house translation department specialising in preparing a certified translation of English documents into Russian appropriately certified for use in Russia. We also have reliable partners in Moscow that can provide legalisation of Russian documents for use abroad, in particular in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.


DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services specialises in obtaining and legalising Russian documents by Apostille stamp for use abroad.

Below are the most used documents that we are authenticating for our clients: Apostille for Certificates of Birth, Apostille for Certificates of Marriage, Apostille for Certificates of Divorce, Apostille for Diplomas, and Apostille for Extracts from the Commercial Register, Apostille for Last Will, Apostille for Tax Declarations, etc., issued in Russia for use in Ireland, UK, EU, and worldwide.


The Hague Convention was signed by the Russian Federation in 1992. The countries that are parties of the Convention, which at the moment count 121 countries of the world, including Ireland, do not require diplomatic authentication or legalisation of documents issued in Russia. For legal communication with another member state, the required documents only need to be attested by an Apostille stamp.


This stamp is in the shape of a square and is filled in in the language of the issuing country. The inscription in French (APOSTILLE (Convention de La Haye du 5 Octobre 1961) is a must for such documents. The Apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature, the position in which the signer has acted, and the authenticity of the seal or stamp with which the document is attested by the issuing authority. The Apostille is affixed on the document itself or on a separate sheet attached to the document. It confirms the authenticity of the document to be used outside Russia.


Upon receiving an Apostille, a document issued in Russia gets the same legal power as one issued abroad. For example, you are a Russian or a foreign citizen who has received their education in the Russian Federation. You go abroad and submit the received documents for further study or work in countries that have acceded to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961. To prove that the educational document issued in Russia is genuine and up to date, the requesting foreign body will need an Apostille authentication from the Russian Federation. Once obtained, your Diploma with the Apostille, issued in Russia, could be used abroad for confirmation of your higher education.

HOW TO GET an Apostille on Your Document?

In order to get an Apostille, you should provide an original of the document to one of our agents. Often the documents will have to be certified by the Ministry of Education or Notary before we submit them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Apostille legalisation. The legalization of documents by Apostille in Russia is performed by regional or federal bodies, depending on the type of document; therefore we may need to use a local government agency, depending on the place of issue of the document. Then the competent authority performs the required checks (authenticity of the signature of the authorised person, authenticity of the stamp or seal of the issuing body), it confirms the authenticity of the document by placing the apostille on the rear side of the document or on a separate sheet, which gets affixed to the original document. The form of the Apostille must conform to the model annexed to the Convention. Please contact our office if you have any questions.


Our company can also help to legalise your documents, for example, documents issued in Ireland or UK, for further use in Russia. This can be a complex process involving local government agencies, notaries, MOFA, and even Russian Embassy, but our experienced consultants will be able to guide you through this process and save your time and money.