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The Apostille convention

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty that specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. 

The Apostille

In Belgium the Apostille is a sticker that is stuck on the back of your official document. You get this sticker at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Brussels. They can only issue an Apostille if you have the right signatures on your documents. For example if your birth certificate is signed by a mayor or alderman you are fine, but if it is signed by another authorised official, you won't be able to get the apostille as not all signatures have been registered at Foreign affairs. 

Flanders Translations gets the Apostille for you!

If you don't have the time to go to Brussels or if you're not sure that your documents are eligible for an apostille, it is better you leave your official documents in the good hands of Flanders Translations. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you risk of being send back home without an Apostille if you don't have the right signatures on your official documents. We go about two times a week to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get an Apostille for our clients, so we know exactly which signature is elegible for an apostille.

We get an Apostille for your original document and for your sworn translation so that both documents will be legally valid in the country you want to use them.

What does it cost?

The cost of each Apostille in Belgium is 20 euros.

You can find the rates of our legalisation services here.



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