In some cases, your document must be legalised by the competent Belgian authority before the FPS Foreign Affairs can affix the legalisation/apostille required for use abroad. Please check on our website if such is the case before coming to our offices so as to avoid any unnecessary delay. All information concerning the competent services can be found here.
For Belgian documents to be used inside the European Union, an apostille might not be required. All relevant information can be found through the following links: in Dutch (PDF, 94.22 KB), in French (PDF, 212.08 KB), in German (PDF, 95.05 KB).