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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.

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Registering a death in the Netherlands

If someone has died, you must register this in the municipality where the person died. Filing a declaration is mandatory. Usually the funeral director does this. As a surviving relative, you can also do this yourself. The declaration is made within 6 days after the death in the municipality where the person died. A funeral or cremation must take place no later than the 6th working day after the death. The municipality processes the death of this person in the civil registry and the basic registration of persons (BRP).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Valkenswaard

Last updated on 23 September 2022