Netherlands Worldwide

Legalisation of Dutch documents for use abroad

To use a Dutch document abroad, like an educational certificate, marriage certificate or medical certificate, you may need to have it legalised. Check this by selecting the type of document and the country where you want to use it.

Warning: China has acceded to the Apostille Convention on 7 November 2023. This tool has not yet been adapted for this. However, if you choose Hong Kong, you will receive the correct advice on how to have your document legalised for use in China.
Information: You can use documents issued by countries or municipalities that are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, CuraƧao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius) anywhere in the Kingdom without legalisation.

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