Legalisation of documents from Somalia for use in the Netherlands

Despite the improvements in Somalia’s political situation, it is currently not possible to have documents from Somalia legalised. The Dutch authorities will check and assess your document.

Due to the corona virus, you cannot have foreign documents legalised at most embassies or consulates-general until further notice. Please check the contact page of the embassy or consulate-general to see if and from when it is possible to have your document legalised. Don't see a start date on the contact page? Then it is not yet possible. Do you only need to have your documents legalised by the local authorities? Then check with the local authorities if that is possible.

Assistance from the CDC in The Hague

­The Consular Service Centre (CDC) cannot help you apply for documents or have documents legalised for you.

Documents from the embassy of Somalia in Brussels

Documents issued by the Somali embassy in Brussels can be legalised by the Consular Service Centre (CDC) in The Hague. After legalisation, it can be used in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.