Does the document to be legalised have to be drawn up in French, Dutch or German?



The document must in any case be signed by a public official and drawn up in one of the following languages: French, Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.

If the document is drawn up in another language, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation. For more information (available in French or Dutch), click here for French and here for Dutch.

Note that the documents drawn up in another language and destined for use in Belgium must be translated into one of our country's official languages.

The original document and its translation will be legalised separately.