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Original Nigerian documents must be verified and legalized by competent authorities in order to be recognized in Denmark.

The purpose of a verification is to confirm the veracity of a document. The purpose of a legalization is to confirm the authority of the signatory of a document.

It is the responsibility of the holder of a Nigerian document to have the documents verified and legalized when required, f.i. marriage or divorce certificates prior to getting married or applying for family reunification; birth, death, adoption or sole custody certificates prior to applying for family reunification or work and residence permit, etc.

Verification and legalization is at the expense of the holder.

Follow these steps:

  1. For verification, contact one of the below-mentioned legal practitioners approved by the Embassy.
  2. For legalization contact the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.
  3. Once legalized in the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy can legalize the signature of the consular officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  4. Transfer the fee for legalization to the Embassy’s bank account, see here.
  5. For the amount of fee in NGN, see hereOne fee for each legalization, so if you have two documents, it will be two times the fee.
  6. Contact Embassy for appointment by e-mail [email protected] or by phone +234 (0) 9 903 6636 on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12 noon - 2 p.m.
  7. On the day of appointment, bring documents to be legalized and documentation for the transfer of fee to the Embassy.

List of Nigerian Law Firms and Practitioners approved by the Embassy


Consolex Legal Practioners


62, Awolowo Road, S.W. Ikoyi

Dr. Omogbai Omo-Eboh, +234 (0) 8034706743, [email protected] / [email protected]



Plot 1346, Khadijat Labaran House (beside UBA Place), Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2

Mr. Eze Ognonna / Nsikan Robinson

+234 (0) 98707940



Rosamond Omobola Bakara & Company



[email protected]

+234 (0) 8029442982 / +234 (0) 8023121581 / +234 (0) 8096108447 / +234 (0) 7025337238


Area of Expertise: Verification and Legalizaiton of Documents; Family law


Law Firm Clara Ndive & Co.


16A, Wolowo Road, S.W. Ikoyi, Lagos

[email protected]

+234 (0) 8033231868 / +234 (0) 8055198803


Area of Expertise: Training & Immigration Consultants; International Trade & Investment/Financing








Rayfield Associates

[email protected]

+234 (0) 8164841587 / +234 (0) 815 525 2662



Mr. Patrick Etim, Managing Partner

[email protected]

+234 (0) 8033131211



+234 (0) 14538348 / +234 (0) 8033131211


Area of Expertice: Document Verification, Background Checks, Due Diligence, Company Incorporation, Immigration (incl. Expatriate Quota, Business Permit, Temporary Work Permits, etc.), Real Estate Acquistion, Commercial Practice, General Litigation