To use a document from Niger in the Netherlands, you must first have it legalised by the Nigerien Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Good to know
- Documents in French 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 the Nigerien Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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.
You can get official copies (extraits) of the following documents from the civil status records office in your municipality (service d’état civil de la commune):
- birth certificates (actes de naissance)
- marriage certificates (actes de mariage)
- death certificates (actes de décès)
Where you can get an official copy of a divorce certificate (extrait d’acte de divorce) depends on where the divorce was granted.
Divorce granted in the Niamey district
You can get an official copy of the divorce judgment from the court (Tribunal, Palais de Justice) in Niamey.
Divorce granted outside the Niamey district
You can get an official copy of the divorce certificate from the civil status records office (service d’état civil de la commune) in the municipality where the divorce was registered.
You can get a certificate of unmarried status from the civil status records office in the place where you live.
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
The Consular Service Centre can assist Dutch nationals with obtaining documents and having them legalised in Niger.
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.