Attest documents for use in Belgium

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Belgium

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Belgium

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Belgian authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Belgium, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedFrench and Dutchtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Belgium, including documents issued in:

Belgium is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Belgian authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Belgium.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Belgian embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain documents do not require Apostilles for submission to authorities in Belgium when they are issued in another European Union Member State (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by an authority of the EU country where the public document is issued, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by Belgium.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Belgium include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a citizen of the issuing country), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in Belgium.

Civil status certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers)
Birth, marriage and death certificates should not require Apostille Stamps for submission in Belgium when issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status by one of following countries:
Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

If you have documents issued in Belgium:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Belgium for use abroad, including Belgian birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Belgium, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Belgium. Translations not done in Belgium may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Belgian authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Belgium, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Belgium

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Belgium Resources

Belgian news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Belgium Visa and Immigration News
Belgium to Ease Educational Requirements for EU Blue Card Holders
The Flanders Region in Belgium has decided to ease educational criteria for holders of the EU Blue Card, starting from May 2024.
BELGIUM- Visa for marriage or legal cohabitation - Lexology
Third country nationals who travel to Belgium to marry or legal cohabitation and immediately after, submit in Belgium an application for family reunification.
BELGIUM- EU citizens job seekers
Belgium amends law to comply with ECJ case law interpreting Directive 200438EC in what Union citizens entered its territory to seek employment are concerned.
How to get a Belgian work visa (even if you don't have a job)
The most challenging step in the visa process is the Professional Card; a three-stage ordeal from an online pre-application to an in-person visa application. Only the relevant Belgian region (Brussels, Flanders, Wallonia) can approve your Professional Card a pivotal point where many applications are denied.
Belgium Trade and Business News
Belgium Named As Most Complex Country For Human Resources And Payroll
Belgium is the world's most complex jurisdiction for human resources and payroll while Chile is the simplest, a new study published by TMF Group reveals.
European tech: What startups can expect in the Benelux
A look at the state of tech in the Benelux Union a politico-economic union and formal international governmental cooperation of three neighbouring states in Western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Gender discrimination the amended Belgian Gender Act has been published
Belgium has expanded its gender discrimination protections to cover paternity, co-motherhood, adoption, medically assisted reproduction and gender

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)