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.
There are 2 types of proof of life documents that are available in the Netherlands:
- The Attestatie de vita is an international document in Dutch and French. This document comes from the Register of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships (registers van de burgerlijke stand). You can use the certificate outside the Netherlands. You can also get an annex to the certificate explaining the document in German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
- The Bewijs van in leven zijn (certificate of existence) is an excerpt taken from the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP). This states that you are registered as alive in the BRP. This extract is in Dutch and can be used in the Netherlands.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Attestatie de vita
Does a foreign organization need proof that you are alive? Then you can have an Attestation de vita drawn up. You request this in person so that the registrar can establish that you are alive when the document is drawn up. You must make an appointment with the municipality to apply for an Attestation de vita.
- A valid identity document, such as your passport, ID card or driving licence.
There are costs associated with applying for an Attestation de vita. For more information, contact the municipality: www.debilt.nl/contact
You will receive the certificate immediately.
Soestdijkseweg Zuid 173