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Legalisation of documents from Iran for use in the Netherlands

Monday, 26 November 2018 10:28


Legalisation of documents from Iran for use in the Netherlands

  • Who can have documents legalised?
  • Requirements for your document
  • Translation of your document
  • Which documents can be legalised?
  • Where can you have your documents legalised?
  • Assistance from the CDC in The Hague
  • Verification of your document

the European part of the Netherlands
Aruba
Bonaire
Curaçao
Saba
St Eustatius
St Maarten
an official copy of a birth certificate (Shenasnameh)
an official copy of a death certificate
To use a document from Iran in the Netherlands, you must first have it translated. The translation must be legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Justice and the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then you must have it legalized by the Dutch embassy in Tehran. After legalization, you can use your document in the Netherlands.

Who can have documents legalised?

Anyone who has one or more documents from Iran can have them legalized for use in any part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

Requirements for your document

Your document must be original and complete. If the document refers to other documents or annexes, these must be included.

Translation of your document

Your document must be translated into English by a sworn translator in Iran.

Which documents can be legalised?

You can have various documents legalised, such as diplomas and certificates. The most common documents are extracts from civil status records:

You can get these documents from the Personal Status Registration Organization (Eiarech Sabt-e Ahaval).

Official copy of a marriage certificate

To get this document you must present a marriage certificate and your identity papers (shenasnameh). The marriage certificate must be drawn up and signed by a civil-law notary. This civil-law notary must have been appointed by the Bureau of Affairs Concerning Documents (Edareh Ommor Asnad) at the Ministry of Justice. You can get an official copy of the marriage certificate from the Bureau of Affairs Concerning Documents.

Official copy of a divorce certificate

You can request an official copy of a divorce certificate from the Bureau of Affairs Concerning Documents (Edareh Ommor Asnad) at the Ministry of Justice.

Certificate of unmarried status

You can request a certificate of unmarried status from the Personal Status Registration Organization (Eiarech Sabt-e Ahaval). To get a certificate of unmarried status you must present your original identity papers (shenasnameh).

If you are an Iranian national in the Netherlands you can request this document from the Iranian embassy in The Hague.

Where can you have your documents legalized?

First have your translated document legalized by the Iranian Ministry of Justice and then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For further legalization, you can go to the Dutch embassy in Tehran. First make an appointment and then take the original document and the translation to the embassy.

After these legalization procedures, you can use your document in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Documents from the Iranian embassy in The Hague

Documents issued by the Iranian embassy must be legalized by the Consular Service Centre (CDC) in The Hague. After legalization you can use your document in the Netherlands.

Assistance from the CDC in The Hague

The Consular Service Centre (CDC) cannot help you apply for documents or have documents legalized for you in Iran.

Verification of your document

The stamp or sticker on your document means only that the correct signature is on your document. Legalization does not prove that the content is correct or that the document is authentic. A municipality in the Netherlands, the Immigration and Naturalization Service or another authority may decide to check this.

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