Experts in Consular Documentation

CDN BV are the recognised industry leader, providing an end-to-end service for the Pharmaceutical sector covering submissions, notarisation, apostille (via local court and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and embassy legalisation all delivered back to you directly or your chosen third party.

From our prestigious offices, based in Den Haag, the administrative capital of the Netherlands, CDN can provide a complete service dedicated to the submission of applications to the legalisation of EMA certificates. With over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, CDN are the only consular agent to offer this complete service under one roof. Through our expertise and professionalism our legal team has grown to become recognised as a market leader in submission and legalisation services for the industry

CDN Netherlands BV is the only company in the Netherlands to offer a fully complete service from submission through to legalisation for all your regulatory requirements.
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Every Dutch notary is a member of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-Law Notaries (KNB) and their duties are different from those of other legal practitioners, such as Dutch lawyers, attorneys or tax advisers.
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District Court
Courts can only provide the document with an apostille or legalisation if there is an original signature on the document and this signature has been deposited/lodged in the national signature database.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Consular Service Centre (CDC) legalise Dutch documents so that they can be used abroad. In most cases, you will need to have the document legalised somewhere else first, such as District Court , Chamber of Commerce or a Notary Public.
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Embassy Legalisation
If the country has not signed up to the Hague Convention then legalisation at the Embassy will be required. Currently there are 108 embassies in the Hague and CDN’s dedicated team can arrange for documents to be stamped at most of the Consulates.
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Chamber of Commerce
The Kamer van Koophandel (KvK) the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, is operated as a quango, guided by the Wet op de kamers en fabrieken (Chambers of Commerce and Factories Law) 1997 and the Handelsregisterwet (Trade Registry Law) 2007.
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International Legalisation
Our dedicated team work with our established network of partners to provide a full range of legalisation services in Europe, the Americas and Australia.
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Export Documentation
Working with our UK Head Office, CDN BV offer a complete Certification, and if required Legalisation service for your export documentation
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