Legalisation of documents from Kyrgyzstan for use in the Netherlands

To use a document from Kyrgyzstan in the Netherlands, you must first have it legalised by the Kyrgyz authorities. This is done with an apostille. This is a simplified form of legalisation which allows you to use your documents in the Netherlands.

Attention: If you want to use a Dutch document in Kyrgyzstan, see Legalisation of Dutch documents for use abroad.

Good to know

  • Documents in Kyrgyz or Russian must be translated for use in the Netherlands.
  • Your document must be original and complete. If it refers to other documents or annexes, these must be included.

Legalisation of documents in Kyrgyz or Russian is a two-step process.

Step 1: Having your document translated

If your document is in Kyrgyz or Russian, you must have it translated into Dutch, English, French or German by a sworn translator.

Step 2: Legalisation of your document

Have your document and, if applicable, the translation legalised with an apostille.

You can get an apostille from the Kyrgyz authorities. See the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) website for contact details.

Attention: Some original documents cannot be legalised with an apostille directly. These include documents issued by the former Soviet Union. In this case, you will first need to have a certified copy made by a local notary. You can then have the document legalised with an apostille.

Once your document has been legalised it is fit for use in the Netherlands.

It is then also fit for use in Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius.

Don’t have the document you need?

Find out below where to obtain a document that you need but do not yet have.

If you need another type of document, ask the local authorities where you can get this document.

Help with obtaining documents and having them legalised

You can ask the Kyrgyz embassy in Brussels to mediate for you. The embassy’s website is in English, Kyrgyz and Russian.

After legalisation

Verification of your document in the Netherlands

Legalisation does not prove the authenticity of a document or the truthfulness of its content. A municipality in the Netherlands, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) or another authority may decide to verify these things. Legalisation of your document simply means that your document bears the correct signature.

How recently must your document have been issued or legalised

Organisations have different requirements for how recently your document must have been issued and legalised. For more information, contact the organisation in the Netherlands requesting the document.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.