Document Legalisation

What is document legalisation ?

In some situations, an overseas authority may request or require an official document from you to be verified before it can be accepted. The process of getting documents certified like this is known as ‘document legalisation’. Authorities look for certain features of a document for authenticity, for example, signatures, stamps or seals. Document legalisation ensures that the features of your document are verified to the standard required, so other countries will recognise the document. As a professional provider of document legalisation, CLS will ensure your original or copied documents are fit for use, exactly as intended.

Documents we can legalise

When you need a secure, trusted and professional provider to legalise your documents, CLS can help.

We provide document legalisation services for a broad range of documents, including:

  • Export documents (export of goods)
  • Commercial documents (authorisations and registration certificates)
  • Personal certificates (birth, marriage, death etc.)
  • Qualifications (educational or vocational)
  • Police clearance certificates, name and fingerprint checks
  • Medical certificates and reports

The CLS difference

For 25 years, CLS has been providing quality, secure and efficient professional services. Our team will work closely with you, streamlining processes and communications, whatever your export documentation needs. We work closely with embassies located all over New Zealand, and unlike others, CLS is ideally headquartered in Canberra, Australia - with access to over 80 foreign embassies and high commissions which service New Zealand. No matter the destination, CLS has got you covered.
We provides our clients with:

  • Industry-leading services
  • The fastest turnaround
  • Competitive pricing
  • Simple processes
  • Expert knowledge of document legalisation
  • Unparalleled access to diplomatic missions

We’re committed to consistently delivering exceptional service and results.

Our approach

Document legalisation is a key service in our end-to-end visa processing solution. We understand that some elements of the process can be challenging and complex – it’s often difficult to know how various countries operate and the different requirements and requests they have. We offer a highly trusted service and have a full understanding of each country’s processes and requirements.

We are proud to be the first approved agent for Saudi Arabia in New Zealand for legalisation and visas.

As industry leaders with over 25 years’ experience, we have networks, government connections and the knowledge to remove barriers – and stress – during the process. We’ll work closely with you to ensure your solution is simple, streamlined and fast – particularly if you have urgent requirements

Our Seamless Process


Talk to us about what type of documents you have and what the receiving authority requires, then upload your files for review.


Once we know what’s required and we can provide you with a quote for the service fee upfront.This will be the total fee, with no hidden fees or extras.


CLS will complete the document legalisation and return your original or copied files, professionally and securely.