Netherlands Worldwide

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 Zwolle.

Extract birth certificate

An extract from the birth certificate is the written proof of a person's birth. You can only request this extract from the municipality where you were born. Do you need it for use abroad? Then you can request an international (multilingual) extract.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zwolle

Last updated on 26 September 2022