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You should bring the original documents or official copies of these certificates that have been issued by the governmental authority in your county responsible for this task.
Documents from most countries will require legalization (see explanation below) for use in the Netherlands.
If the certificates are not written in Dutch, English, French or German, they must first be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator. After translation, you must submit the certificate and the translation for legalization, if required.
A document issued in your home country that needs to be used in another country must be “authenticated” or “legalized” before it is valid and recognized in that other country (e.g. the Netherlands). The proof of legalization is one or more stamps or stickers on the certificate.
There are two sorts of legalization: full legalization and Apostilles. The type of legalization varies from country to country.
Please see Netherlands Worldwide for information on legalization on documents from outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland.