Verification of public documents
There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
1. Verification by means of apostille
In 1978, Israel signed and ratified the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents 1961 (hereinafter: the Hague Convention). The purpose of this Convention was to shorten the processes required for a particular country to recognize the official documents issued by another country, by means of apostille certification.
Public documents and certificates that were issued in one of the countries that are signatories to the above Convention, and which bear the apostille stamp, are valid for presentation in Israel, without the need for additional verification / certification by the diplomatic / consular representative at the Israeli mission.
Additionally, for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional verification is required by the mission consul of the country for which the document is designated, if it was stamped with an apostille in Israel.
In order to obtain an Apostille stamp on public Irish documents, the following two offices should be approached in the following order:
Department of Foreign Affairs
69/71 St. Stephen’s Green
Phone: (01) 4780822
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
General Registrar’s Office
8/11 Lombard St. East
Phone: (01) 6354000