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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 Steenwijkerland.

Birth certificate

The municipality records important events, such as a birth, in the registry of births. Do you need a copy (full statement of the facts) or an extract (limited content) for, for example, a pension insurance or an estate? Then you can request this from the municipality where the event took place.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Steenwijkerland

Last updated on 26 September 2022