Notarisation, legalisation and apostille of your documents

Notarisation, legalisation and apostille of your documents

We know that the process of having your documents recognised by competent authorities can be stressful. Especially if you are in the process of moving abroad, applying for a job or for college. But don’t worry the team from Docsbase, situated in Cork as well as in Dublin, are here to help you save money and time.

First of all, you need to know which documents you need to have acknowledged by the authorities and then how. If you need to have documents accepted in Ireland the first step is to have a certified translation of your document. We can help you with the translation as we produce fully certified translation of the highest quality with quick turnaround times. Then you might need to have the documents notarised or apostilled, sometimes both.


Notarised document bears a Notary Public’s seal this means that the document in question will be recognized by all major institutions of the country. Notarisation basically means the authentication of documents. Most cases when you need a notarisation of documents is when they are from a foreign country and with a foreign jurisdiction. Usually, that means that you need to make an appointment with a notary, who will then issue the notarisation, if everything is in order. However, this can be very stressful especially if you are about to leave the country to work or study abroad or if you just arrived in Ireland and don’t know your way around.

If you have an Irish document that needs to be recognized by a foreign Embassy it could be that you need an apostille stamp in order for your documents to be recognized abroad.


Foreign governments and authorities sometimes need an apostille for documents in order to be recognized and accepted there. This follows The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, or simply the apostille convention. The apostille is a certificate which is issued, in the case of Ireland, by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Here to help

We are here to help. Docsbase is not only a translation agency with offices in Dublin and Cork, and abroad, but also has extensive knowledge of the legal processes involved when authenticating documents, for whatever purpose. Simply drop off your documents in one of our offices in Ireland and we will do the rest. This will save you time, money and energy. As we have years of experience with this process it will easy and uncomplicated to obtain the authentication needed.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via phone, or email or simply come by to one of our offices.


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