Spanish Document Certification

We provide a range of Spanish document certification and legalization services to suit all levels of authentication required. These are detailed below and include notarization of translations and notary legalization of documents such as Spanish or Latin-American adoption certificates and personal documents such as marriage certificates. It can be a difficult and demanding task to determine which certification type is most applicable to your documents; why not let us take the hassle out of your document certification needs? Please contact us for comprehensive and impartial advice.

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Certification of Spanish translations:

1. By the translator

Our Spanish to English or English to Spanish translations may be certified by the translator themselves or any member of our translation agency. This is the most rudimentary level of certification, and verifies that the translation is accurate and true to the original document.

We usually include the cost of this certification in the price quoted for the translation. However, if you require additional certified copies of the translation, an extra charge may be levied. Please click here for a list of our competitive prices.

2. By a solicitor or notary

To authenticate the certification provided by the translator, the translation may be signed by the translator in the presence of a notary or solicitor, who will in turn certify the authenticity of the translator’s signature. In this case, the translation will be attached both to a copy of the original document and to a statutory declaration.

We typically charge between €15 and €25 for this service, depending on the seal you require.

Notarization of Spanish Translations

Translations of many documents such as adoption certificates or papers and passports will require notarization by a registered notary in the country in which they were prepared before they can be used in a country in which Spanish is not the official language.

Legalization of Spanish Documents

Many documents must be legalized to verify the country of origin of the document before they can be considered as legal and official documents abroad. This service typically costs between €15 and €25.

In some case, a higher level of authentication such as Apostille certification may be required. This is most commonly used to certify that the document has been notarized or legalized by a qualified notary registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ireland. The Apostille stamp will ensure legal acknowledgement of the document by any country signed up to the Hague Convention of 1961.

If you would like more information on our Apostille Service and why it may apply to your documents, we encourage you to contact us. 

Certification of “True Copy of the Original”

You may require a number of copies of your original document. If this is so, we can certify that these copies are true and accurate to the original. We typically charge €10 to €15 for this service, depending on the seal you require.

Spanish Translation Validation

We are only permitted to certify those translations which have been prepared by our own certified translators. However, if you are already in possession of a translation which you would like to use, we can validate this translation and subsequently perform any of the certification services described above.

We strive to always provide you with exemplary customer service and value for money. In order that we can issue your document with the certification most applicable to your needs, it is helpful to us if you can inform us of the use for which the translation is destined, and if you know the type of certification you require. If you are unsure of this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We encourage you to get in touch with any questions you may have regarding our certification or any other services. Please email us on info@ales.ie, call us on (086) 383-22-44 or visit us in person. Our offices are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin city, where we will be delighted to welcome you (refer to our contact us page for more information, including how to find us and how to arrange a personal appointment). Our team of translators and interpreters will answer any queries in English or Spanish to suit your individual requirements.


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