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Certificates of birth, baptism, person and name

How to obtain the document

You have two options:

  • Order the certificate with a digital signature through
  • Collect a physical certificate from the church office in your Parish of residence or ask the Parish to send it directly to the Legalisation Office. The physical certificate must be signed with a stamped and a physical/wet signature by the church office.

To get an Apostille/legalisation for your certificate, follow these steps:

Before making the purchase, decide if you want to receive the Apostille as an E-Apostille (electronic) or a physical Apostille.

  • Purchase an Apostille or legalization through our webshop. Please see our webshop guide for assistance.

After making the purchase, choose one of the following options:

  • Personally visit the Legalisation Office during the opening hours to submit/pick up the original document. The document will be legalised while you wait.
  • Send the original document by post. Please remember to enclose the receipt from the webshop.
  • If you want the letter returned as recommended letter you can enclose a printed label from PostNord which you can order here.
  • If you prefer, you can order a courier to pick up the letter at our office and send us the waybill to [email protected].

When the document is legalised, we will send it back by using the selected delivery method.

Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not responsible for the shipment.


  • Upload a digitally signed document and receive a physically signed version by post or by picking it up in our office. This option is only available if you have uploaded a document with a digital signature.

  • Receive the Apostille as an E-Apostille (electronically) directly in your browser. Please note that the E-Apostille will be available in your browser only immediately after the purchase. If you close the browser, you will not be able to retrieve the Apostille. An E-apostille can only be ordered, if you have uploaded a digitally signed document in the webshop. Please note that an E-Apostille is not stamped and signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a physical signature. Therefore, you should check if the country in which you are going to use the document accepts E-Apostilles.