Translating foreign documents

Documents from abroad must be translated into Dutch by a sworn translator in the Netherlands. Translations made outside of the Netherlands will not be accepted.

If foreign documents have been issued by the relevant authority in French, German or English, these will often be accepted. In dubious cases, the municipality can request a Dutch translation.

More information

For more information, it is recommended that you take your foreign documents to the Department of Public Service counter at 1 of The Hague’s city district offices.

Published: 19 December 2014Modified: 12 May 2017