60, Rue Mignot Delstanche
1050 Brussels - Belgium
Opening hours
Mon-Thu: 09h00-16h00 
Fri: 09h00-13h00
Legalization service: 09h00-12h30
Get in touch
arabsecretary[at]ablcc.org (Visa)
+32 2 344 82 04

Legalization of Commercial Documents

Upcoming Events :

In light of the recent developments connected with COVID-19, PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

  • The ABLCC legalization service remains open from 9.30 till 12.30
  • The Embassy of Bahrain is open until 11.00 a.m | The front door of the consulate is closed.
  • The Embassy of Egypt is open | All documents should be deposited in the letter box
  • The Embassy of Kuwait has been closed to the Public
  • The Embassy of Qatar is open five days a week from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m | Wearing a mask is compulsory to prevent any contamination.
  • The Embassy of the UAE is open five days a week from 11.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.
  • All other Arab Embassies maintain their usual services with slight schedule changes.
ABLCC Services | Legalization of commercial documents


The ABLCC constitutes an important link in the certification procedure of your commercial documents destined for the Arab world. The standard procedure for legalizing export documents is as follows:

  1. Legalization of your documents (i.e. invoices and certificates of origin) by your local chamber of commerce and/or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Legalization of your documents by the ABLCC (when required).
  3. Legalization of your documents by the consulate of the country to which you will be exporting. You can find the contact details of Arab consulates and embassies in Belgium under the “useful addresses” section.

Don’t hesitate to contact us, should you require any additional information.

€ 35 members - € 45 non members
Opening Hours
Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iraq, Qatar or Kuwait can require extra "product conformity assessment" certificates (PCA). PCAs have different standards per country, per product, and are susceptible to changes in standards and pricing. For the latest information about the requirements for PCAs, please contact the economic attachés on the spot. Most PCAs are required for Saudi Arabia (SASO) and Algeria (CoC). Since 15 March 2016, Egypt also implemented new regulations, which can be found here. For more detailed information, you can always contact SGS Belgium, authority on the matter for these two countries.
For all food products, you have to obtain a health certificate and have it certified by the appropriate instances in Belgium (AFSCA/FAVV) or Luxembourg (Ministry of Health).

For meat products, you have to obtain a Halal Certificate from the Islamic Center in Brussels.

Our Services


The ABLCC constitutes an important link in the certification procedure of your commercial documents destined for the Arab world.


The ABLCC Translation Unit provides high quality translations from and to Arabic, French, Dutch and English. Our translators are officially qualified and have a long-standing experience.


Looking for business contacts in the Arab world? The ABLCC is your first point of contact! Over the years, the ABLCC has managed to develop a strong network in the Arab world on all levels.


The ABLCC is glad to assist its members in solving commercial disputes. Count on us to help gather complex information, propose and prepare various methods for dispute settlement and refer you to the appropriate legal advisors.


Become a member and join the vibrant business community standing at the helm of Arab-Belgium-Luxembourg trade and investment relations.


“The ABLCC is a 40 years old joint enterprise dedicated to bringing together the Arab and Belgian-Luxembourg business communities. Be sure that for the last decades the ABLCC has been bending into backwards to open new ways of trade and economic cooperation between the two worlds it represents and we are very proud to be involved in such a mission. All this has been possible thanks to the intensive collaboration between the Chamber and its public and private partners, as much in Belgium and Luxembourg as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. ”

Johan Beerlandt - Chairman
& Qaisar Hijazin - Secretary General


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1050 Brussels - Belgium
+32 2 344 82 04
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