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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 Hoeksche Waard.

Proof of being alive.

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. You must make an appointment with the municipality to apply for a certificate of life.

Someone else (older than 18 years) may also request the proof for you. That person then makes an appointment and visits us. He/she will bring the 'Grant Authorization' form completed and signed by you and a copy of your valid proof of identity and his/her own identity document.

Making an appointment with the municipality


By telephone:

+3188 647 3647

By email:

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoeksche Waard

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Last updated on 22 September 2022