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The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC] was established in May 1987.
The Chamber is devoted to the encouragement of Arab-Irish trade and economic co-operation. It offers a wide range of services to both Arab and Irish companies.
Please Note:
In light of the present unrest in the Middle East, the JA-ICC will still accept documents for Certification and then Legalisation if required for the 19 Arab countries that we represent. However, if documents are sent for legalisation and for reasons beyond our control the relevant Arab Embassy return same unlegalised, we will endeavour to recoup the legalisation fee from the relevant Embassy. In our experience especially of late, some Embassies do not return the legalisation fees which we sent with the documents. In this case, our Chamber will have no alternate but to pass on the legalisation fee to the exporter.


The Directors of the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ahmad Younis as Secretary-General.

Ahmad is the son of the late RakanYounis who was the founding Secretary-General of our Chamber and who gave seventeen years of his life to bring the Chamber to the present success it enjoys, before his untimely death six years ago.

As Chairman I look forward to working with Ahmad and wish him every success

Louis J. Maguire


As from 29th October, the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is offering an ‘Arabic Stamp’, Translation and Certification Service to business people who require an Arabic translation in their Irish passport for visa purposes.

The service includes;-
The insertion of the prescribed template in the passport
The translation into Arabic of the required information from the passport details
Certification of the accuracy of the translation by the Chamber
Service fee; €55.00

If your passport is already has the Arabic template then the fee is €40.00.

Under normal circumstances, this service is delivered to each applicant within 30 minutes during normal office hours which are as follows;

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 4.45pm
Friday: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Lunch: 1.00pm to 2.00pm
The only requirements are to bring the passport to the Chamber’s office for processing and to pay the fee – cash or cheque on delivery. Passport must be valid for 6 months

Passport Office; It is essential that all such ‘Arabic Stamps’ translations are then presented at the Passport Office in Molesworth Street, Dublin to receive the official stamp of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Our Chamber can provide this service for an additional cost of €30.00 which will cover our courier costs and waiting time at the Passport Office.

The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce is the only organisation which is approved by the Passport Office and the Libyan Embassy to provide this service.

Holders of British Passports please contact your own British Embassy in Dublin as they will stamp your passport with the Arabic template before we translate and certify same. For all other nationalities please contact your own Embassy if available in Dublin.
Our main services include the following:-
Certification & Legalisation of documents for the 19 Arab countries which our Chamber represents
Visa service (for members only)
Business information
Translation service
Arranging inward & outward delegations to & from Arab countries
General advisory services to Exporters, Importers, Chambers of Commerce, State Agencies etc
The Chamber works in close co-operation with the following:-
The General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for Arab Countries
The League of Arab States
Arab Embassies in London
Arab-Euro and Foreign Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce in the Arab World
Irish Government Departments.
Local Chambers of Commerce which are affiliated to the Chambers of Ireland
Irish State Agencies, Trade and Professional organisations
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
The Kingdom of Bahrain
The Republic of Djibouti
The Republic of Iraq
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The State of Kuwait
The Republic of Lebanon
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Kingdom of Morocco
The Sultanate of Oman
The State of Qatar
The Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Somali Democratic Republic
The Republic of Sudan
The Syrian Arab Republic
The Republic of Tunisia
The United Arab Emirates
The Republic of Yemen