Divorcing, separating or terminating a registered partnership while abroad

What should you do if you're a Dutch national living abroad and you wish to separate or divorce? The legal procedure you need to follow will depend on your situation. You should contact a lawyer for more information.

Legalising documents

You may need to produce Dutch documents for a divorce or legal separation procedure abroad. You may also have to make them suitable for use in the country in question. This usually means that they will need to be legalised first.

Your document will be given a special stamp or sticker. Find out more about having Dutch documents legalised for use abroad.