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.
Municipality of Dijk en Waard: Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)
There are different ways to apply for a VOG: digitally or in writing. With a digital VOG application, the employer or organization will prepare the VOG application for you, you will receive an email about this. A written request goes through the municipality. The employer or organization that needs the VOG from you will let you know how you can submit the application. You can start the written application on the Declaration of good conduct page.
To request a Certificate of Good Conduct at the town hall, you must first make an appointment. Contact us to make an appointment.
A digital VOG application costs: € 33.85.
A written application to the municipality costs: € 41.35.
You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality [contactgegevens].
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Dijk en Waard