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 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.

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

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

Please note: not all consular statements can be legalised by the CDC.

To verify if legalisation of the statement is possible, please send a scan of the document to and ask in your email if legalisation by the CDC is possible.