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Apostille Convention on Authentication of Documents


With the entry into force of the Apostille Convention for the Philippines on 14 May 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will issue an Apostille instead of an Authentication Certificate as proof of authentication of public documents for use abroad.

Documents with Apostille from the DFA do not need legalisation from the Danish Embassy and Consulates. 

For more details, please refer to the DFA website, click here



All documents authenticated (with red ribbon) by the DFA before 14 May 2019, will still be accepted for legalisation at VFS Global and Consulates.

To book an appointment, please contact VFS Global or walk in from 07:00am - 09:00am from Monday to Friday. Please see below contact details:

VFS Global - Denmark Visa Application Centre

Address: Ground Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg., Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, 1231 Philippines
Phone: (+63) 2 8790 4901
Website: VFS Global (Legalisation of Philippine Documents) 

The Philippine DFA authentication (red ribbon) must be issued within the last 6 months. 

Please note that the embassy reserves the right to reject legalisation of a document with incorrect information or clerical errors even though it may have already been legalised by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.



When a Danish document is to be used for the Philippine authorities, it is usually required that  the original document has been legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen. Please click HERE for more information.