Getting a photocopy of your identity document legalised

If you are a Dutch national abroad you can have a photocopy of your Dutch identity document legalised at a Dutch embassy or consulate-general. It will be marked ‘certified true copy’ or ‘copy matches original’. You can only get a photocopy of your own identity document legalised and you will have to apply for it in person.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment at a Dutch embassy or consulate-general in your region.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form to get in touch.

How much will it cost?

For information about the fee for getting a photocopy of your identity document legalised, see the overview of consular fees.

What to bring with you

  • A valid Dutch passport or Dutch ID card.
  • Your Dutch driving licence if you need a legalised photocopy of it.
  • If you need a legalised photocopy of your child’s identity document, your child must come with you to the embassy or consulate-general. You must also bring proof that you have parental responsibility for the child.