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. It will be marked ‘certified true copy’ or ‘copy matches original’. You can only get a photocopy of your own identity document legalised.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment at a Dutch embassy or consulate 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. You must also bring proof that you have parental responsibility for the child.