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Registering a death in the Netherlands

Would you like to report the death of a loved one or someone else? Usually the funeral director will declare the death, but you can also do this yourself. This should be done at the municipality where your loved one died.

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 death

Declaration of death

You must register a death in the municipality where someone died. Usually the funeral director makes a declaration. As a surviving relative, you can also file a declaration yourself. Call the municipality to make an appointment. The funeral director can also submit the declaration digitally.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Smallingerland

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