If you live in Morocco you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. In Morocco, the certificate of residence is called a certificate de résidence. You can request this statement from the local authorities. The Dutch embassy in Rabat can also draw up this document for you.
To apply for a certificate of residence in person, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Gather the documents that you need
To apply for a certificate of residence you will need:
- a valid Dutch passport or Dutch ID card.
- proof of address. This can be proof of registration with your municipality or, if this is not available in your country, a bank statement or utility bill from the past month bearing your name and address, or a rental contract bearing your name and address.
- proof that you are legally resident in the country in question, for example a residence permit, work permit or student visa.
Do you have all the required documents? Bring your documents in hard copies to the appointment.
If you are applying for a certificate of residence for a child aged under 18, you will also need a copy of their birth certificate to prove you are their parent.
Step 2: Visit the embassy
You do not have to make an appointment at the embassy. You can visit the embassy on these dates and times:
- monday: 8.30 - 11.00 AM
- tuesday: 8.30 - 11.00 AM
- wednesday: 8.30 - 11.00 AM
- thursday: 8:30 - 11.00 AM
- friday: 8.30 - 11.00 AM
Step 3: Pay the fee
The fee for a consular certificate is €30. You pay the fee when you submit your application.
Step 4: Receive the certificate
In most cases, you’ll receive the certificate on the same day as your appointment. If this is not possible, inform the staff member during your appointment whether you wish to collect the certificate or have it posted to you.
You will receive a multilingual standard form in Dutch, English, French and German. If you need the declaration/certificate in another language, you will need to have it translated by a sworn translator. Ask the organisation requesting the certificate whether you need to have it and/or the translation legalised.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.