Diploma legalisation by registered mail
Your Dutch diploma is not automatically valid abroad. If you are planning to work or study outside the Netherlands, you may need to have your educational documents (diploma, mark list, etc.) legalised.
- Your document must be original, complete and approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).
- Your document must be signed by a representative of your school or university.
- Your document must be printed on the school or university's headed paper.
How to apply
- To have your document legalised, please fill in the application form below.
- Submit the form along with the required documents. We advise you to do so using registered mail. The procedure takes about 2 weeks.
- If your destination country is on the list of apostille countries, please continue the legalisation process at the nearest District Court.
- If your destination country is not on the list of apostille countries, please continue the legalisation process through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Legalisation costs € 6 per document, plus a fixed amount of € 10 for administration costs. On the form you must give permission for a direct debit by entering your complete IBAN. If you live in a country outside the EU and do not have a Dutch bank account, please contact us. District Courts charge € 21 per document.
Legalisation on location
Instead of using registered mail, you can come to our Service Desk in Groningen to have your document legalised. On specific dates we also offer this service in Arnhem and Utrecht. Check dates, opening hours and addresses on Diploma legalisation at our service desk.
Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on +31 50 599 80 36 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.