Netherlands Worldwide

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

The Attestatie de vita is a document that you can use outside the Netherlands to prove that you are alive. Some organizations, such as a pension fund, may request you to produce this document. In the Netherlands you can use the document Bewijs van in leven zijn (Proof of being alive) for the same purpose.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Request attestation de vita extract (proof 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 can apply online or by appointment. 

Apply online

Apply for extract (with DigiD)

Making an appointment with the municipality


Make an appointment

By telephone:

+31 70 353 30 00

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of The Hague

Last updated on 22 September 2022