Legalisation of foreign documents for use in the Netherlands

It is almost always possible to have a foreign document legalised. This is usually done in the country where the document originates. First, select the country or region where your document was issued to find out how you can have it legalised there.

You can use documents issued by countries or municipalities that are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anywhere in the Kingdom without legalisation.

Due to the corona virus, you cannot have foreign documents legalised at most embassies or consulates-general until further notice. Choose the country where you live and check if it is possible to have your document legalised at the embassy or consulate-general. Do you only need to have your documents legalised by the local authorities? Then check with the local authorities if that is possible.

Select country or region that issued the document

Can’t find your country or region? Check in which language(s) the information for your country or region is available.