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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.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Certificate of good conduct (VOG)

An organization may ask you for a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG). For example, an employer, because you will be working in childcare, education or as a cab driver. Or because you need a visa. This declaration states that you have not done anything criminal that has to do with the reason for which you need the VOG.

Organizations can also apply for a VOG. For example, to conclude a contract.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Veendam

Last updated on 26 September 2022