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Legalization of documents
An official document of one country is not automatically valid in another country. Many documents must first be legalized before they can be used abroad.
The Consulate General is responsible for legalizing documents from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to be used in Belgium.
If you wish to use Belgian documents in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan, your documents must be legalized in Brussels.
There are two types:
- Legalization, for documents from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. You will need two legalizations: the document must first be legalized by the ministry of the country itself. After that, a second legalization is done by our Consulate.
- Apostille, for documents from Kazakhstan. This is a simplified procedure. The Kazakh authorities put an apostille. This apostille is accepted directly in Belgium. You no longer need the services of our Consulate.
For more details, check out the French or Dutch version of our site or contact us directly.