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 Westerwolde: Applying for an Attestatie de vita (certificate of life)
You need an Attestation de Vita if a foreign organization needs proof that you are alive. Applications can only be done in person. To do so, please make an appointment.
What is necessary to know
- You are registered in the municipality of Westerwolde
- You need to bring with you a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card or driver's license)
- If you are applying for a pension, please bring the letter from the pension fund.
Would you like to make an application? Please contact us: +31 599 32 02 20.
Do you need information about costs and payment? Contact us: +31 599 32 02 20.
You will receive the certificate immediately.