Certificate of residence in Mozambique

If you live in Mozambique you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Maputo can draw up this document for you.

Due to the corona virus, the possibilities to apply for this declaration at an embassy or consulate-general are limited. Please check the online appointment system to see if it is possible to make an appointment. If no times are available, it is not yet possible to submit an application at the embassy or consulate general.

When do you need a certificate of residence?

A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:

  • in connection with various tax and social security contributions
  • when renewing your driving licence

What documents do you need?

You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:

  • a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
  • proof of your current address
  • proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality

Certificate of residence in this country or region

In person

You can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

By e-mail or post

You can scan the documents and send them by e-mail or your can can send them by mail to:

Netherlandse Embassy Maputo

Indicate clearly in your e-mail or letter what you need the certificate for. We mention this in the certificate. On average it takes 3 working days to prepare a certificate.

If you have sent original documents, they will be returned. You can use SkyNet as a courier service.


Please check the overview of the consular fees for the costs and payment method

State when transferring: consular statement + your name.

Account in the name of: EMBAIXADA DOS PAISES BAIXOS

IBAN: MZ59000301080356334100529
NIB: 000301080356334100529

Standard Bank


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please send your questions via the contact form.