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Do I need to legalise or translate my documents to register?

Documents from certain countries must be legalised or have an Apostille. An Apostille Certificate is an official certificate issued to documents so they will be recognised in member states without further legalisation. It must be done in the country where the documents were issued and cannot be done in the Netherlands. Find further information on: government.nl/topics/legalising-documents.

Translation of documents

Documents written in Dutch, English, German or French are acceptable for legalisation. If the documents are in any other languages they must be translated. After the translation the original document and the translation needs to be legalised or issued with an Apostille.

 

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