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 Molenlanden: Applying for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life)
The costs are listed on the productpage.
Use your Digital ID (DigiD) and pay using iDeal to request it online. When successful it will be send within 3 days. Make an appointment if you are unable to request it online.
Afspraak maken met de gemeente
+31 (0)88 75 15 000
You will receive the certificate immediately.