Overview: Consular Legalization – official authentication and certification of a Dutch official document by the consulate of a foreign country in the Netherlands, which confirms that the document has the full legal effect and may be used in that foreign country.
- The Consulate of a foreign country in the Netherlands
Personal presence: Not required
- The original document
- Statement of the Consulate that the document is authentic (true)
- Date of certification
- Signature of the Consulate officer
- Stamp of the Consulate
The consular legalization is required when you need to use a Dutch official document outside the Netherlands, in a foreign country, which is not a party to the Apostille Convention 1961.