Sworn translations for the Netherlands

Do you need a sworn translation of your document to support an immigration, civil, legal or academic application in the Netherlands, or at a Dutch embassy?

With Translayte, you will have access to hundreds of Dutch translators that are registered to provide sworn translations. Our services are easy to order and delivered quickly, with 100% guaranteed acceptance within the Netherlands.

Sworn translations provided by us are accepted by the courts of law, police, Immigration & Naturalisation Service (IND), Public Prosecution Service, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, and other Dutch institutions, such as universities, local authorities and banks. We accept documents online in PDF, Image or Word formats.

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We also provide legalised translations with an Apostille that are accepted in all 86 countries that are party to the Hague Convention.

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Sworn Dutch Translations

If you're presenting a foreign document as part of an application to an official institution in the Netherlands, then you may be asked to have it translated by a sworn translator.

We explain how to get one below.


Official translation requirements in the Netherlands


Foreign documents to be submitted to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and are issued in English, French, German or Dutch may be submitted as-is without the need for a sworn or official translation. 

You will only require a sworn translation if you’re submitting a foreign document that is not issued in any of these languages. In such cases, the following rules from the IND will apply:

  • Your document must be translated by a sworn translator.
  • It must be translated into English, French, German or Dutch.
  • If the sworn translator is registered outside the Netherlands, you must also have the translation legalised.

Multilingual extracts from civil status records (e.g birth or marriage certificates) do not need to be translated. A multilingual extract is usually a standard form issued in 9 languages.


Sworn translations in the Netherlands

Sworn translations in the Netherlands can only be completed by translators that are listed in the Register of Sworn Interpreters & Translators (RBTV). The register authorises a translator to perform official translations from / into Dutch, and sometimes between two foreign languages.

The sworn translator is responsible for certifying the authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the translation, and becomes legally responsible for any errors or omissions within the translation. Sworn translations will usually include a copy of the original document.

Translayte works with hundreds of registered sworn translators in the Netherlands and can help you procure sworn translations of your documents quickly and at a fair price.


Legalising foreign translations for use in the Netherlands

In certain cases, you may also obtain a sworn translation from your home country for use in the Netherlands. For example, sworn translations completed in Germany, Austria, Belgium or France into German or French can be used in the Netherlands if those sworn translations are accompanied by an Apostille.

Also, a legalised English translation from the UK, which contains an Apostille stamp from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will also be acceptable to the IND.

Translayte can provide legalised translations into any of the languages that are acceptable by the Dutch authorities by working with sworn translators and obtaining Apostilles in respective countries.


Legalising sworn Dutch translations for use abroad

In certain cases, the sworn Dutch translation may be required for use in another country that has requested an Apostille on the translation. In such cases, the sworn translation may be submitted to a Dutch district court for an Apostille or legalisation.

The legalisation process authenticates the signature of the sworn translator, and affixes an Apostille to the document, making it acceptable / recognised by any country that is party to the Hague Convention.


Certified Translations into Dutch

Sworn translations are not required in all scenarios, particularly when applying to universities or banks. In some cases, the requesting body may request a certified translation. Whilst a sworn translation into Dutch can only be completed by a translator registered with the RBTV, a standard certified translation can be provided by a professional translator or agency (such as Translayte).

Unlike the sworn translation that contains a signature and stamp from a sworn translator, our standard certified translations contain a statement of translation accuracy, accompanied with our signature & stamp, certifying that the document is a true and accurate translations (see sample here).

We provide hundreds of standard certified translations for use in the Netherlands and can also procure an Apostille on these translations if they are to be submitted to the IND. Certified translation into Dutch are cheaper than sworn translations because there is a wider pool of translators to work with, who can often deliver quickly and at low costs.



  • These translation requirements are specific to the IND. Other agencies within the Netherlands may have slightly different translation requirements.
  • You may be required to legalise your original document depending on the type of document, and where it was issued. We advise that you clarify requirements with the requesting authority before ordering a translation. We can only help obtain legalisation on documents issued within the UK.

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The translator or company representative swears an oath before a Notary Public that he or she has produced the translation, and that it is a true reflection of the source text.

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Document is translated, then certified by a Notary Public or Solicitor, and finally legalised by the relevant Legalisation Office to obtain an Apostille of the translation.

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We can translate into, or from, over 130 languages.

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