Legalisation of documents from Puerto Rico for use in the Netherlands
If you want to use a document from Puerto Rico in the Netherlands, you must have it legalised by the local American authorities in San Juan.
Due to the coronavirus, the possibilities to have foreign documents legalised at an embassy or consulate-general are limited. To see if it is possible to make an appointment, please check the online appointment system (unless otherwise indicated). If no times are available, 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.
Which documents can be legalised?
You can have various documents legalised, such as diplomas and certificates. The most common documents are extracts from civil status records. Documents must be requested in Puerto Rico and legalised in the United States.
- 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
You can get these documents from the Puerto Rican Department of Health through VitalChek.
Certificate of unmarried status
You can get a certificate of unmarried status from the Puerto Rican authorities.
Where and how can you have your document legalised?
Have your document from Puerto Rico legalised by the local American authorities in San Juan. To find out how this works, go to Legalisation of documents from the United States for use in the Netherlands.