Apostille

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About apostilles

Do you want to use a translation abroad? Then you will often need an apostille.

What is an apostille?

An apostille is an official declaration to certify that the signature of the sworn translator on your document is valid. It is often required to use your document for official purposes abroad. Apostilles are valid in all countries that have signed the Apostille Treaty.

What is a ‘normal’ legalization?

Legalization is the process of ensuring a document can be used for official purposes in a different country. 

If you want to use a translation in a country that has not signed the Apostille Treaty, the signature of the sworn translator first has to be confirmed by a court. 

The signature of the court official then has to be confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

Eventually, the signature of the official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has to be legalized by the consulate or embassy of the country where you want to use the translation.

How can I get an apostille or legalization?

If you need an apostille or legalization on your sworn translation, you have to submit it to a court. You can contact your local courthouse for this purpose. Don't have time to do this yourself? We will be happy to help. 

Request a free quote for a sworn translation with apostille now.

What our customers say

Excellent service. Being an expat, for my local commune paper work, I had to have my Birth and Marriage certificates translated from English to French and had also had to legalize the document by SPF justice. Very professional, friendly, responsive and high quality service. Also got the paper works done on time. Thanks for the great service and making the life more easy and wonderful.
Senthil Kumaravel 14-01-2022
Very efficient. The translation I asked for was ready ahead of time. The team is also very helpful, providing advice on steps such as legalisation of documents etc., for people like me with no experience in those matters. They can also assist in completing some of the steps required. I warmly recommend them.
Catherine Dom 19-07-2023
While looking for a sworn translator in Belgium, I came across the website of Certifiedtranslations.be - I was a bit wary to begin with but completely without reason. From the quick and friendly reply to my first email to the finished product delivered by registered post to my home (all within 1 week for 2 birth certificates), Certified Translations, and Ramona in particular, were professional, kind, competent, quick and replied to all my questions very promptly. 5 star customer service!
priscilladraper 19-11-2021

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