21 December 2018

THE NETHERLANDS: Apostille no longer required 

Effective 16 February 2019, public documents such as birth and marriage certificate issued in the EU countries can be used in the Netherlands without an Apostille. The Apostille is an official government issued certificate added to documents so they will be recognised in when presented in another country.

Additionally, when a multilingual standard form of such documents is submitted, a certified translation of this document is no longer required.

This new regulation applies to all Member States of the EU, and the following territories: the Azores, the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and Saint Martin (the French side of the island).

The change comes into effect based on the European Regulation (EU) 2016/1191. 


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