Overview: Ministerial Legalization – official authentication and certification of a Dutch official document by the Ministry of the Netherlands, which confirms that the document has the full legal effect and may be used in that foreign country.
- The Dutch Ministry
Personal presence: Not required
- The original document
- Statement of the Ministery that the document is authentic (true)
- Date of certification
- Signature of the Ministery officer
- Stamp of the Ministery
The ministerial 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.