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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 Oldenzaal.

Civil status, deed or copy

In the event of birth, death, marriage and partnership registration, the registrar of births, marriages and deaths draws up a certificate. The deeds are recorded in the civil registry of the municipality where the event took place. This means that you can only request the deed in Oldenzaal if you were actually born or married here. You can request an extract from the following deeds:

- birth certificate

- death certificate

- marriage certificate (or divorce)

- deed of partnership registration (or termination of partnership registration)

You can request your extract of civil status online. The extract will then be sent to you by post. Please note that it takes 5 working days before you have received the extract. Request an extract from Civil Registry online

You can also request the deed from the public desk at the town hall. For this you need an appointment. If you prefer not to schedule the appointment online, you can also do this by telephone on telephone number (0541) 58 81 11.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Oldenzaal

Last updated on 26 September 2022