Countries where the Consular Service Centre can assist with the legalisation of foreign documents

If you need a birth certificate, marriage certificate or other document from abroad, the Consular Service Centre (CDC) in The Hague can sometimes help. They can assist you in obtaining the document from abroad and having it legalised. The centre can provide assistance for the countries listed below.

List of countries in alphabetical order

A

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia

B

  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi

C

  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica

D

  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic

E

  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eswatini

F

  • Fiji

G

  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala

H

  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong

I

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel

K

  • Kenya

L

  • Lesotho

M

  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique

N

  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue

O

  • Oman

P

  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines

Q

  • Qatar

R

  • Rwanda

S

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
  • Sri Lanka

T

  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu

U

  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates (no assistance in obtaining marriage and divorce certificates)
  • Uruguay

V

  • Vanuatu

Z

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Is your country not on the list?

If the country that issued your document is not on the list, the CDC cannot help you obtain the document and have it legalised.

Instead, try obtaining the document via family, friends, a lawyer or notary in the country that issued the document.