COVID-19: Department of Foreign Affairs closes Apostille Office to Public

Applications for Apostille Certificate by Post Only

News Team - 27th March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Ireland the Department of Foreign Affairs will closed the Public Offices in Dublin and Cork today Friday 27 March at 16:00.

The section dealing with Authentications and Apostilles will remain closed until further notice.

The office will however continue to authenticate and apostille documents received by post. Any Notary Public in Ireland or customer requiring an Apostille certificate should post Documents to the following address:

Authentication Section Consular Division Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 80 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2 D02 VY53

It is recommended that the documents be submitted by registered post. Documents will be returned to you by the office by registered post.

Parties are advised to include a covering letter providing the following information:

  • Your name
  • Return address
  • Telephone number
  • The name of the country the document(s) are being sent to
  • The appropriate fee

Payment can be made by bank draft from an Irish bank or an Irish postal order. Alternatively arrangements are in place for the Department to contact applicants to arrange payment by credit card over the phone.

All enquiries regarding the service and the public office in Dublin can be made by calling 01 4082174 or e-mail

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