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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 for use 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 us.
- Apostille, for documents from Kazakhstan. A simplified procedure. The Kazakh authorities put an apostille. This apostille is accepted directly in Belgium. You no longer need the services of the embassy in Nur-Sultan.