Legalising documents from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria

The Finnish Embassy in Ankara legalises documents issued by Iraqi, Syrian, Jordanian and Lebanese authorities.

Before bringing the original documents to the Embassy of Finland in Ankara they have to be translated into English and legalised at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the country, which has issued the documents. Both the original document and the translation must be legalised and the fee will be charged for both documents.

Instructions for Jordan

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Jordan legalises translations of original documents if the translation has been made at an office that is approved by the Ministry. The MFA legalisation office which is located in the 1st circle in Amman gives this information to clients if asked, so if the client asks for help, they could give the names of offices which they approve the translation of (of course worn translators).  If they don’t legalise a document it means that it hasn’t been translated by one of these offices.

In Jordan it is also possible to receive original marriage certificate in English.

See Service fees.

Sending documents

If you wish to send the documents by mail (rather using commercial courier service) you have to mention:

  • your name and birthday
  • reason for the use of the documents
  • payment €60,- /stamp+ mailing fee €30,-, copy of the payment has to be attached
  • (for example Arabic document €60,-/per document + its translation €60 ,-/per document + €30,- mailing fee)


Payment to the account: Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Bank: Nordea Bank Plc, account FI3616603000106974

The following message need to be used in payments to the Ministry’s account.

Payment for

Message field



LEGA + 3745 + applicant’s name + MAIL + fee of the courier  payment

LEGA 3745 First Name Last Name MAIL  30e


Kindly attach the return address, your e-mail contact and mobile number with the document shipment.

Mailing address of the Embassy:

Middle East Team

Embassy of Finland
Beyaz Zambaklar Sokağı No:44

Tel. + 90-312-4574433

[email protected]