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Certifying genuine signature of  the officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MFA) of Belgium/ Luxembourg

  • for documents issued by the Belgian/Luxembourg authorities or in Belgium/Luxembourg that shall be used in Thailand
  • If the Thai authority where these documents will be presented requires a translated version of such documents in Thai  such as Birth certificate, Death certificate, Marriage certificate, Divorce certificate, and so on that are issued by the Belgian/Luxembourg authorities or in Belgium/Luxembourg
    • such documents must be translated by a sworn translator , and the translator will have to attach the original and translated versions together and place the translator’s stamp at the upper left hand corner where documents are attached.
    • Next,  the translated version must be legalised at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) of the country where the translator is registered
      • If the original documents are issued in Belgium, and the translator is registered in Belgium, the translated version must be legalised at the Ministry of Justice of Belgium
      • If the original documents are issued in Luxembourg, and the translator is registered in Luxembourg, the translated version must be legalised at the MOJ of Luxembourg
      • If the original documents are issued in Luxembourg, and the translator is registered in Belgium, the translated version must be legalised at the MOJ of Belgium
    •  After that, take the originals  to legalise at the MFA of the country where the documents are issued  and take the translated versions (that have been legalised by the Ministry of Justice) to legalise at the MFA of the same country as the MOJ because the MFA will certify the stamp from the MOJ.
    • *** If your documents are translated from local languages to English, these documents may have to be translated to Thai again and certified correct translation at the Department of Consular Affairs, the MFA of Thailand.

      The Consul will certify genuine signature of the MFA officers only (The content of the document is not certified).

Prepare documents as followed:

  1. A Legalisation application form and indicate the amount of apostilles that needs certifying
  2. An original documents that has been legalised by the MFA of Belgium/ Luxembourg ( apostilles in a paper version only) * a digital version is not accepted
  3. (If any) a translated version that has been legalised by the Ministry of Justice and the MFA
  4. A facsimile/ an exact photocopy (recto-verso) of no. 2 ( and no. 3)
  5. Fees : 15 euros per apotille

 

Processing time: 3-7 working days

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