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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 Maastricht.

Municipality of Maastricht: Registering a birth

Please notify the municipality directly of the birth of your child. You can do so in 2 ways.

  • Online
    It is best to register the birth online (with DigiD). If necessary, we will contact you by phone after your online registration.
  • By phone
    Unable to register online? Please call us on 14 043 or +31 43 350 4040.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Maastricht

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Last updated on 22 September 2022