Legalisation of documents from Western Sahara for use in the Netherlands

To use a document from Western Sahara in the Netherlands you must have it legalised. After legalisation, most civil status documents can be used in the Netherlands. Ask the local authorities where you can get the documents you need.

Which documents can be legalised?

You can have various documents from civil status records legalised. After legalisation they can usually be used in the Netherlands. This applies to the following civil status documents:

  • an official copy of a birth certificate
  • an official copy of a marriage certificate
  • an official copy of a divorce certificate
  • an official copy of a death certificate
  • a certificate of unmarried status

Ask the local authorities where you can get these documents.

Where can you have your document legalised?

Ask the local authorities where you can have civil status documents legalised. In most cases documents can be used in the Kingdom of the Netherlands after legalisation.

Assistance from the CDC in The Hague

The Consular Service Centre (CDC) cannot help you apply for documents in Western Sahara.

Where can you have your document legalised?

Ask the local authorities where you can have civil status documents legalised. In most cases documents can be used in the Kingdom of the Netherlands after legalisation.

Assistance from the CDC in The Hague

The Consular Service Centre (CDC) cannot help you apply for documents in Western Sahara.

Verification of your document

The stamp or sticker on your document means only that the correct signature is on your document. It does not prove that the content is correct or that the document is authentic. A municipality in the Netherlands, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) or another authority may decide to check this.