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Applying for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life) in the Netherlands

Does an organisation outside the Netherlands (e.g. a pension fund) need proof that you are alive? Then you need an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life). You can apply for this at your municipality.

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

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

Municipality of Arnhem: Applying for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life)

A life certificate or a declaration of existence proves that you are alive at the time the certificate is issued. You will only receive this extract from the municipality where you are registered.  

To apply for a life certificate or a declaration of existence, you can go to the Civil Affairs counter. Please make an appointment.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Arnhem

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Last updated on 22 September 2022