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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 Smallingerland.

Municipality of Smallingerland: Registering a birth

Immediately notify the municipality of the birth of the child. This is possible: 


At the reception

You can make an appointment for this via 0512-581234

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Smallingerland

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Last updated on 22 September 2022