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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 Rotterdam.

Municipality of Rotterdam: Registering a birth

Inform the municipality directly of the birth of your child. You can do so:

  • Online
  • Video call
  • At the service desk
    You can book an appointment for this. Please call our municipal service number 14 010. When you call from abroad, call +31 10 267 16 25.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Rotterdam

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Last updated on 22 September 2022