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Applying for a copy of a birth certificate in the Netherlands

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).

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Culemborg.

birth certificate

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.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Culemborg

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Last updated on 26 September 2022