Legalisation of documents from Micronesia for use in the Netherlands

To use a document from Micronesia in the Netherlands, you must first have it legalised in Micronesia. This is done with a certificate of authenticity. You can get a certificate of authenticity from a State Supreme Court.

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

Good to know

  • Documents in English do not have to 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.

Where can you have your document legalised?

Have your document legalised by requesting a certificate of authenticity from the Supreme Court in the state where your document was issued. The certificate of authenticity is attached to the document.

The contact details of the State Supreme Courts are:


Pohnpei State Supreme Court
P.O. Box 1449
Pohnpei, FSM 96941


Kosrae State Supreme Court
P.O. Box J.
Kosrae, FSM 96944


Chuuk State Supreme Court
P.O. Box 187
Chuuk, FSM 96942


Yap State Supreme Court
P.O. Box 546
Yap, FSM 96943

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, find out from the local authorities where you can get this document.

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.