How can I get a doctor's certificate legalised?

If you have a doctor's certificate, for instance for essential medicines to take on holiday abroad, you may need to have it legalised by CAK. Other kinds of doctor's declarations, such as medical reports, health certificates, and reports accompanying visa applications can be legalised through the BIG-register.

Doctor’s certificate for medicines on holiday abroad

Do you have a doctor's certificate, for instance for essential medicines to take on holiday abroad? In many cases you need to have it legalised. When a Dutch document is legalised, foreign authorities can see that it is valid. For declarations about medicines, please contact CAK (information in Dutch).

Other doctor’s certificates

Do you have a different kind of doctor's declaration, such as a medical report, a health certificate or a report accompanying a visa application? These documents can be legalised through the BIG-register. Please make sure that the certificate holds the name and initials (or the BIG number) and signature of your doctor.

The signature of the BIG-register indicates that the doctor in question is a registered professional and therefore competent to issue the declaration. BIG-legalised declarations are accepted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You can send your doctor’s certificate to the postal address of the BIG-register. Or you can visit the office from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. For addresses, see Contact.