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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 Steenwijkerland.

Registering a birth

You must register the birth of your baby within 3 days after giving birth. This is free. You must register the birth in the municipality where your child was born. Inform the municipality directly of the birth of your child. You can do so:

Online 
Via the municipality's website.

At the service desk
You can book an appointment for this.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Steenwijkerland

Last updated on 22 September 2022