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.
A birth certificate for a stillbirth is an official document, proving that your baby was born.
The birth certificate for a stillbirth is recorded in the Registers van de burgerlijke stand (Register of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships)
Choosing a surname for a stillborn baby
You may choose your child’s surname, which can be either the father’s or the mother’s surname. This choice does not affect the names of any subsequent children, meaning that you can choose a different surname in the future.
You can also register your stillborn baby in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP) if you wish. This is a different procedure from registering the birth of your baby as stillborn.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Hilvarenbeek: Registering a stillborn baby
You can have your stillborn child included in the Municipal Personal Records Database. It does not matter after how many weeks of pregnancy your baby was born, nor how long ago that was. You can read more information about this on the website of the Dutch government. For more information, please contact the Civil Affairs Department on (013) 505 83 00 or email@example.com.
You pay a fee for an afschrift (official copy) of the certificate. For more information, contact the municipality.