Certificate of life in Kazakhstan

If you live in Kazakhstan and you need a certificate of life, the embassy or consulate can draw up this document for you.

When might you need a certificate of life?

Dutch financial and benefits agencies like the ABP Pension Fund and the Social Insurance Bank may ask you to provide a certificate of life (verklaring van in leven zijn or attestatie de vita).

What documents do you need?

To apply for a certificate of life, you will need to apply in person at the consular section of the embassy or consulate. You will need to meet the following conditions:

  • you must have a valid Dutch identity document
  • you must be able to provide proof of your nationality or nationalities
  • you must be able to provide proof of your address and place of residence. For example you could produce a certificate of registration from the municipality where you live
  • you must be able to establish your marital status, for example by producing a marriage certificate

You may need to have the original legalised and translated. The rules vary per country.

Getting a certificate of life stamped

Some Dutch financial and benefits agencies draw up their own certificates of life. The embassy or consulate can then sign and stamp these documents. This means you don't have to apply for a separate certificate of life.

But you will need to meet certain conditions:

  • you must be a Dutch national
  • you must appear in person at the embassy or consulate
  • you must produce a valid Dutch identity document
  • you must provide proof of your address, for example official documents issued by the authorities
  • You must sign the documents at the embassy or consulate in the presence of an embassy or consulate staff member.

Obtaining a certificate from the municipality or a notary

If you are unable to go to the embassy or consulate you can instead obtain a certificate of life from the municipal authorities or from a notary in the municipality abroad where you live.

Certificate of life in this country or region

There is no additional information.

How to validate your life certificate

Several Dutch social security agencies have set up their own life certificates. The embassy or consulate can sign these documents and validate them with a stamp. In this case it will not be necessary to ask for a separate life certificate. In this case you will have to meet the following conditions: 

  • You are in the possession of the Dutch nationality
  • You need to come to the embassy or consulate in person
  • You will be requested to show your passport
  • You need to be in the possession of a certificate of residence: for example with an official document from the authorities.
  • You will need to sign the documents at the embassy or consulate in the presence of an employee of the embassy.

Procedure for declaration application

Please send the required documents by post to:

Kosmonavtov street 62
Renco building 3rd floor
Microdistrict Chubary
010000 Nur-Sultan

It is also possible to scan the documents and send them by e-mail

Please, clearly indicate for which purpose you will need the declaration. As we will refer to this in the declaration.

Drawing up a declaration and send it to your personal address will take around ten days. If you included original documents, these will be send back by post together with the declaration.   

Obtaining a certificate from the municipality or a notary

If you are unable to go to the embassy or consulate you can instead obtain a certificate of life from the municipal authorities or from a notary in the municipality abroad where you live.

Payment

In order to pay, please check the overview of the consulaire tarieven. Please note that you are responsible yourself to arrange a carrier to pick up the documents at the embassy and send them to you by post.

Please, transfer the total amount to the bank account of the embassy and mention as a reference: consular declaration + your name.

Bijlmerplein 888
1102 MG Amsterdam
In the name of: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken RSO-OEU
IBAN: NL05INGB0705454061
BIC of SWIFT CODE: INGBNL2A

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