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
Municipality of Hilvarenbeek: Applying for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life)
You can apply for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life) from the municipality where you live and are registered. You can only make the application yourself. Someone else cannot do it for you. You must make an appointment with the municipality to apply for a certificate of life.
Making an appointment with the municipality
(013) 505 83 00
If you request the extract at the counter of the town hall, please bring:
- A valid ID
- Do you have a letter from the pension fund? Take this with you. Then the application is free
- Are you requesting the extract for someone else? Please also bring the completed and signed authorization form with you. And a (copy) proof of identity of the applicant
You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality.
You will receive the certificate immediately.
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