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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 Delft.

Applying for a birth certificate

You apply for a birth certificate in the municipality of your birth. If this is Delft, you may apply online for your birth certificate.

Don’t you have DigiD or a citizen service number? Then enclose a copy of your proof of identity.


Together with your application, please indicate whether you need a translation to be attached to your certificate. This is often required for using your certificate abroad. Ask the organisation that demands the certificate about what you need.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Delft

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Last updated on 26 September 2022