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.

Levenloos geboren kind registreren

Regardless of the gestational age, you can have your stillborn child registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). You do this in the municipality where you live. With the registration, these children become visible to the parents via In addition, only the civil registry officer has access to this registration. Other government agencies do not receive data on a stillborn child. Registration is at your request and is not mandatory. If you change your mind, the municipality can also delete the registration at a later date at your request.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Nissewaard

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Last updated on 27 September 2022