Legalisation of digital documents

See also: circular mail of 17/05/2017 to the belgian municipalities

A growing number of Belgian municipalities are issuing so-called digital or electronic documents, through various applications and with security features, at different stages of certification. As a rule, the authenticity of these documents can be verified via a website. More and more, the legalisation service is requested to legalise these documents as well.

It is currently not possible to verify the digital documents submitted at the counters of the Legalisation Service of the FPS Foreign Affairs.

In order for the digital documents to be legalised anyway, you can send them (with a verification code) to the legalisation service by post or courier service.  The procedure to follow can be found on this siteThis means that, as has been the case up to now, digital documents cannot be treated at the counters for the time being (open to the public from 9 a.m. - 12 noon).

The Legalisation Service is currently working on a new system of e-legalisation. As soon as this system is operational, the information will be placed on this site.

For any further questions, please contact the Legalisation Service of the FPS Foreign Affairs, preferably by e-mail.