Legalisation of a Dutch national's signature

Dutch nationals are sometimes requested to have their signature on a document legalised by the Dutch Embassy, e.g. when the 'notaris' in the Netherlands is settling the estate of a deceased relative.

The document, which has to contain the signatory's correct personal and passport details, should be signed in the presence of a passport officer. The identity and nationality have to be verified on the basis of a valid Dutch passport or identity card.
The Dutch embassy cannot legalise the signature of a person who is not a Dutch national.

The Embassy in London uses an appointment system for legalising a signature. To do so please send an email to [email protected] with subject title 'Appointment for Certificate/Declaration'. Appointments will be made for Thursdays, between 10 and 12 am. A confirmation email will be sent to you within a few days.

Please note that the process for signing a notarial deed ("notariële akte") is different and that since 1 January 2012 it is no longer possible to sign a notarial deed at the Dutch embassy in London.