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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.

Registration of stillborn births

If your child was born stillless, you can register your child in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). It does not matter after how many weeks of pregnancy your baby was born. It does also not matter how long ago the birth took place.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoorn

Last updated on 27 September 2022