Dutch Embassy Attestation
Legalization of a Pakistani official document means generally that this document can be used for official purposes in the Netherlands. However, legalization only means the certification of the signature(s) of the issuing authorities. Legalization does not imply official recognition of the contents of the document. The authorities in the Netherlands will decide if they accept the legalized document.
Before documents can be legalized by the Embassy, they must have been legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan.
Original (Urdu) documents can only be legalized in combination with an English translation. For every document, the original (Urdu) as well as the English translation, the legalization fee has to be paid.
The legalization procedure takes 7 days.
- The original document, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan
- For all urdu documents, English translation is mandatory
- Copy of applicant ID card & Passport
In case the applicant has lost the original Nikah Nama, a certified true copy issued by the union council can be requested for legalization. In case of an ‘unmarried certificate’ only a certificate issued by the Union Council can be legalized. Only statements issued by the concerned authorities are accepted.
The English translation of a document should be equivalent to the original. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the translation before submitting it for legalization.