Do you want a copy of your birth certificate (geboorteakte)? You will need it, for example, if an organisation asks for it. You can request an official copy (afschrift), extract (uittreksel) or a multilingual international extract (meertalig internationaal uittreksel).
You will need a copy of your birth certificate if, for example:
- an organisation requests your birth certificate. This may be your municipality.
- you are adopted and want to know who your biological parents are. Those details are usually recorded on a birth certificate.
You won't receive your original birth certificate that the municpality has on file. You can choose from an an official copy, extract or a multilingual international extract.
Official copy of birth certificate
This is a copy of the birth certificate record held by the municipality. The municipality puts a stamp on it. The official copy has the same information as your original birth certificate.
Extract of a birth certificate
The extract of the birth certificate contains the following information:
- your surname;
- your first name(s);
- your place of birth;
- your date of birth.
Details regarding your parents are not included in the extract.
Multilingual international extract of birth certificate
The multilingual international extract is an up-to-date summary of your birth certificate for international use. It provides an explanatory statement in:
You request a copy of your birth certificate in the municipality where you were born.
Were you born outside the Netherlands? Do you want to request a copy of your birth certificate? If so, contact the Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships in the country in which you were born. Is your birth certificate registered with the municipality of Den Haag (The Hague)? If so, you can apply for a copy there.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
The registry office is a department of the municipality. The registry office creates and stores official records of important events. These documents are called deeds. Examples of deeds:
- birth certificate;
- marriage certificate;
- divorce certificate;
- death certificate.
You can request a copy or extract of a deed from the municipality where the deed was drawn up.
Copy or extract
A copy is a copy of the deed with a stamp and signature of the registrar of births, marriages and deaths. An extract only contains the personal data.
You can request an extract for the following persons:
- For yourself.
- For your child who lives with you. Even if he or she is older than 18 years.
- For someone else, if this person authorizes you to do so. This can be done in a letter in which he or she writes that you are given permission to act as an authorized representative.
If someone else submits the application to the municipality for you, give them a letter containing:
- the reason why you need the copy or extract;
- the name of the authorized representative;
- your signature;
- the signature of the authorized representative.
For personal pick up:
- Your valid proof of identity (passport, driver's license, Dutch identity card or aliens document)
- Debit card to pay
Were you born in the Netherlands? Do you live in the Netherlands and have a DigiD? If so, you can apply for your birth certificate online. You can also use your DigiD to apply for your birth certificate from outside the Netherlands.
Make an appointment via:
- Online: https://www.culemborg.nl/afspraak-maken#select/
Phone: +31 345 477 700
A birth certificate costs: € 14.30.
Applying in the Netherlands
You will receive the birth certificate by post after no more than 5 working days.
Applying from outside the Netherlands
The municipality will send the birth certificate to your address outside the Netherlands within XX weeks. The time taken by the postal service varies from country to country.
9:00 - 16:00
9:00 - 19:00
9:00 - 16:00
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9:00 - 12:00