How it works
If you are planning to work or study outside the Netherlands, you may need to have your Dutch diploma legalised. Legalisation makes a diploma suitable for use in another country. It shows that your diploma is authentic and has been issued by a competent authority. You can have your diploma legalised by registered mail or you can visit our service desk in Groningen.
There are 2 types of diploma descriptions: standard descriptions and extensive descriptions. A standard diploma description contains general information about a specific form of education. An extensive description is personalised. It also states which diploma you were awarded and in which subjects you took exams. Diploma descriptions are only available for secondary education.
Teaching qualification statement
Would you like to teach abroad, using your Dutch diploma? If so, you can apply for a teaching qualification statement.
The different options come with different costs. De table below allows you to compare the fees.
|Document or service||Fee|
|Diploma legalisation||€ 6*|
|Standard diploma description||Free|
|Extensive diploma description||€ 57|
|Teaching qualification statement||Free|
* Depending on the country you want to use your document, you need to continue the legalisation process through a district court or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The District Court will charge you an additional € 20. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will charge an additional € 10.