Foreign governments and organisations sometimes require that documents are authenticated before they can be accepted. Please check with the Embassy for which the document is required before requesting one. If an individual was born outside of Ireland, an authenticated birth certificate may be required, even if you are entitled to an Irish passport. The Hague Convention (1961) specifies how a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be authenticated or certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.
Please note that an Apostille Stamp cannot be added to a certificate once the certificate has been printed. If you have purchased certificate from us and we are still processing your order, it may be possible to add a stamp before we dispatch your order. For more information please phone our Customer Services Dept on +353 1 801 33 33.