Attesting Mauritian Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Mauritian Apostille services

Can Mauritian documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Mauritius is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Mauritian documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Mauritian documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Mauritius for use abroad?

Documents that can be authenticated in Mauritius with an Apostille Stamp include Marriage Certificates, Birth and Death Certificates, Certificates of Celibacy (no impediment to marriage), Police Certificates of Character, University diplomas and transcripts, divorce judgments certified by Supreme Court, medical certificates, certificate of incorporation and incumbency (COI), certificates of current standing, and other documents certified in Mauritius by a notary.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for a Mauritius Apostille Stamp or legalization by the Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Mauritian birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles for Mauritius marriage certificates, birth and death certificates, can be obtained from the Prime Minister's Office in Port Louis. A recent original certificate is required from the Civil Status Office.

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How can I obtain my Mauritian Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Mauritius Certificates of Character (certifying an absence of a criminal record in Mauritius) can be obtained from

A Police Certificate of Character is available to Mauritius citizens and to non-citizens who have a residency or work permit in Mauritius. Certificates are issued in either English or French, on paper when the application is made at the Police Divisional Headquarters or as a digitally signed certificate when the application is made online.

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in Mauritius?

Mauritius Certificates of Incorporation and Incumbency (COI) must be certified by the Registrar of Companies and then authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Prime Minister's Office.

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Mauritius?

Mauritius Apostilles are normally obtained in 2 - 4 working days

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I need an apostille for my Mauritian birth, death or marriage certificate - do I need to provide an original certificate?

Yes - the original birth, death or marriage certificate is required from the Civil Status Office. For assistance obtaining an official copy of the certificate in Mauritius, please contact us

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I need an apostille for my Mauritian criminal record certificate - do I need to provide an original certificate?

A signed paper certificate or digital certificate with QR code is required, issued by the Mauritius Director of Public Prosecutions.

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How can I obtain an apostille for my Mauritian University Degree and Transcripts?

Mauritius university diplomas and course transcripts can be authenticated with an Apostille from the Prime Minister's Office following certification of the original certificate by the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training or as true copies certified by a Mauritius notary and the Supreme Court.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Mauritian Power of Attorney?

Powers of Attorney can be authenticated in Mauritius with an Apostille Stamp from the Prime Minister's Office. The power of attorney must be notarized and then certified by the supreme court.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Mauritian Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Mauritian birth, marriage or death certificate?

Mauritius birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the local civil status office in Mauritius or from the Central Civil Status Office from outside Mauritius.

Isarey can obtain official copies of Mauritius Marriage Certificates and other Civil Status Certificates directly for overseas clients requiring an Apostille Stamp. Please contact us for assistance.

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How can I obtain an Apostille on a Mauritian criminal record certificate?

Mauritius Certificates of Character (Criminal Record Certificates) can be authenticated with an Apostille from the Prime Minister's Office in Port Louis. A paper or digital certificate is required from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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