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Registering a stillborn baby in the Netherlands

A stillbirth is registered with the municipality in which the child was born. The municipality then issues a birth certificate (geboorteakte) for a stillbirth. It does not matter how long the pregnancy lasted.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Etten-Leur: Registering a stillborn baby

Declaration stillborn child

You can make an appointment by phone: +31765024000.

A stillbirth can be registered by:

  • the father or female partner of the mother;
  • the mother;
  • an employee of the hospital;
  • the funeral home;
  • others who know about the death.

Registration in the BRP

You can register your stillborn child in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database) online if you live or will be living in the Netherlands.
Registratie levenloos geboren kind in basisregistratie personen (BRP) - gemeente Etten-Leur

The death must be registered before the funeral or cremation takes place.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Etten-Leur

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Last updated on 27 September 2022