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Registering a birth in the Netherlands

If you have just had a new baby, you must register the birth. This applies to all children born in the Netherlands. You must register the birth within 3 days in the municipality where they were born. The mother, father or the mother's female partner (duomoeder) can register the birth.

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee.

Register a birth

Legal parents who were present at the birth can register the birth digitally. The url of the declaration form can be found under the heading 'url application form'.

If none of the legal parents is in a position to register the birth, the registration can also be made by someone else who was present at the birth of the child. In that case, contact the municipality via the general telephone number 14 0187.

Of course, you can still register your birth at the town hall. You must make an appointment at least one working day in advance with the Customer Contact Center of the municipality.

Make an appointment 

Choice last name

As a parent, you determine which surname your child will receive. You can only choose the surname for your first child. You can do this before the birth or when registering the birth. All subsequent children in the family will automatically have the same surname as your first child.

Other nationality

If your child  does not have Dutch nationality, you may not be able to determine yourself which surname your child will receive. This depends on the country of your child's nationality. Ask about this at the embassy or consulate.

Birth registration deceased child

Did your child live for a short time after the birth, but did he or she die before the birth registration? In that case, a birth certificate will first be drawn up in the municipality where your child  was born. A death certificate is then drawn up in the municipality where your child died.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee

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Last updated on 22 September 2022