Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG) in the Netherlands
Many jobs in the Netherlands require you to have a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct). This also includes volunteer work. Examples are if you are going to work with confidential information or with children. A VOG shows that your behaviour is satisfactory for a new job. You may also need a VOG to apply for a visa or if you want to emigrate to another country.
There are several ways to apply for a VOG:
- Are you registered with your municipality in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP)? Then you or your employer can submit a fully completed application form to the municipality.
- Are you not registered with your municipality in the BRP? For example, if you are working in the Netherlands temporarily or living outside the Netherlands? Then send your application with all accompanying appendices to Justis by post (in Dutch). You can also download the application form from the justis.nl website.
Do you own a company or organisation that requires a VOG? Then you can apply for a VOG voor rechtspersonen – VOG RP (certificate of conduct for legal entities).
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Certificate of conduct
Please note: you can apply for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality
Applying for a Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG in Dutch) an be done digitally or by appointment.
You can apply online (in Dutch) to the municipality of Bernheze for a VOG. You log in with DigiD and pay during the application.
To apply for a Certificate of Conduct (VOG) in person, you need to make an appointment (in Dutch).
You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality of Bernheze by calling +31 (0)412 45 88 88 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive the VOG or the refusal within 4 weeks at the address you specify in the application.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Bernheze
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