Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a certificate of residence in Russian Federation

If you live in the Russian Federation you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Moscow or the consulate-general in St. Petersburg can draw up this document for you.

Warning: The Netherlands consulate-general in St. Petersburg will be temporarily closed from 20 February 2023. You cannot make an appointment during that period.

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

Application procedure for consular certificates in Russia

You can make an appointment via the online appointment system to submit your application for a consular certificate at the embassy in Moscow.


You can check the overview with the consular fees for the costs and payment methods.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.