What is an apostille and when do you need one?

An apostille is a declaration that is added to a document by an official authority and that meets the form requirements mentioned in the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. In Belgium, apostilles are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels. An apostilled document is valid for use in all countries that are signatories to the Apostille Convention.

If you want to request an electronic apostille for a certified translation, the translation first has to be legalized by the Ministry of Justice. 

Can't make it to Brussels? We can also take care of the digital apostille or legalization for you. That saves you the hassle of looking for a parking spot, waiting in long queues and matching your schedule with the limited opening times of the official institutions. 

Once we complete the procedure for your sworn translation, you will receive the apostille and a scanned copy of your legalized translation by email. We can also send you the paper copy on request.

If you need an apostille, please contact us and we will send you a custom quote within one hour on working days.

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