Legalisation of documents

How to legalise a document?

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An official document in one country is not automatically valid in another country. Many documents should first be legalised before they can be used abroad.

If you wish to use Belgian documents in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, they should be legalised in Brussels.

If you wish to use documents from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, follow this procedure :

  1. Legalisation, for documents from the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan. Two legalizations are necessary : the document should firstly be legalised by the ministry of the country itself. After that, a second legalisation is done by our Consulate.
  2. Apostille, for documents from Kazakhstan. This is a simplified procedure. The Kazakh authorities put an apostille. This apostille is directly accepted in Belgium. You no longer need the services of our Consulate.

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For legalisation from abroad, you can also consult the website of our representative at the location concerned, i.e. Belgian embassies and consulates

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