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

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Here is some information from your municipality.

Registration stillborn child

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 child was born. Nor does it matter how long ago the birth took place. This registration makes your child visible on an extract from the BRP. Other government agencies do not receive information about the registration of a stillborn child.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Nieuwkoop

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Last updated on 27 September 2022