Legalizations and Apostille information : Documentos holandeses obligatorios para trámites en el Ecuador

Dutch documents required for processes in Ecuador

Natural Persons: For a document issued in the Netherlands to be valid in Ecuador it must be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator and the translated document must be apostilled in a court of justice in the Netherlands. Find the court closest to your address on this link. No further legalization is necessary at the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ecuador in the Netherlands.

Legal Persons: For documents granted by competent authorities of the Netherlands to have legal effects in Ecuador there are two options:

First option: Apostille

For a public document issued in the Netherlands to be valid in Ecuador, it must be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator and the translated document must be apostilled in a court of justice in the Netherlands. Find the court closest to your address on this link.

Second option: Legalization at the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ecuador in the Netherlands

Steps to legalize documents at the Consular Office in the Netherlands, make sure that the documents are signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands before submitting them to this Consular Office:

  • Sign document in front of Notary;
  • Legalize document at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands: Directorate of Consular Affairs and Migration - Center for Consular Services (address, contacts and opening hours, here).
  • Cash payment is not accepted. It is only possible to pay by debit card from a local bank (PIN) at the Consulate offices. Cost € 72 euros.

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