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Legalisation / Notarisation / Consularization of Documents (Red Ribbon) – Philippine Consulate Dublin


Consular fee €27.50 – per document

Commissioner for oath fee €12.00 per person signing per document.  

The legalisation service is an easy service for documents such as SPA’s (Special Power of Attorney), affidavits or other documents for use in the Philippines. You do not have to go to a Solicitor or Notary, the Consul Garrett notaries / consularise your document/s as you wait.

This service is for legal documents (e.g. affidavits, Special Power of Attorney SPA, Contracts {excluding employment contracts}, etc.) executed outside the Philippines to have legal force and effect in the Philippines, these documents require consularization by the Philippine Consulate in order to be a valid legal document in the Philippines. The Consulate acknowledges a legal document that is signed by the principal / executor in the presence of a the Consul. If a particular  document requires witnesses this can be signed after the Consul witnesses the signature of the principal / executor and these witnesses are not required to be present. The document is issued with a seal of the Consulate (formerly commonly known as Red Ribbon). 

Note: For employment contract  queries please make contact with the Migrant Workers Office (MWO) in the Philippine Embassy London (formerly the Philippine Labour Office London – POLO London…) as they cannot be processed in the Philippine Consulate Dublin.




You are required to bring the original document you wish to be notarised/legalised (such as SPA, Affidavit etc…, templates are below) and a photocopy of the original documents along with, an original form of identification such as Passport or Driver’s Licence the cost per copy is €39.50 (additional fees apply).

Photocopying is charged at 50 cent per page and is available in a limited capacity. Applicants should not reply to the photocopier for their requirements.


Identification and Personal Appearance

1.     Personal appearance of ALL signing the document (this includes the spouse when spousal consent is included in the document).

2.     Original valid photo identification such as passport, drivers licence, PRC Card of ALL signing the document. NOTE: Irish IRP Card and Public Service card’s are not identification cards.

3.     Original and TWO photocopies of each presented identification, one to be retained by the Consulate.

4.     TWO copies of the document to be notarised, one to be notarised and one to be retained by the Consulate.

Number of Documents/ Copies Required By Applicant Original Identification Required Photocopies of Presented Identification
 (Per Person) Required:
One Yes 2 2
Two Yes 3 3
Three Yes 4 4
Four Yes 5 5
Five Yes 6 6
Six Yes 7 7
Seven Yes 8 8
Eight Yes 9 9
Nine Yes 10 10

This service is offered by appointment only.


Downloadable templates

Please note this is not an extensive range of templates. It is the applicant’s responsibility to bring and present the document they require. If the templates on this page do not suit your individual needs, you can edit the document to suit your need, search online to find a suitable alternative or create your own document. For complex matters it is advisable to seek assistance from a lawyer although the vast majority of documents can be managed via an online template.


Special Power Of Attorney
Affidavit Of Acknowledgment Of Paternity And Consent To Use The Surname Of Father
Affidavit Of Admission Of Paternity
Affidavit Of Denial
Affidavit Of Former Citizenship Status
Affidavit Of Lost Passport
Affidavit Of Non-Ownership Of Real Property
Affidavit Of Support
Affidavit of Support and Consent or Parental Travel Permit
Affidavit Of Support And Consent To Travel And Special Power Of Attorney
Affidavit Of Support And Guarantee
General Affidavit
Report of Birth
Report of Death 
Report of Marriage
Revocation Of Special Power Of Attorney
Spa For Minor – DSWD

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