Netherlands Worldwide

How can I get a birth certificate for my child if I live outside the Netherlands?

In most countries you will receive your child’s birth certificate when you register their birth. You can also obtain your child’s birth certificate (or an official copy or extract of it) at a later date.

Getting a birth certificate immediately after the birth

Getting a birth certificate when you register a birth

You must register the birth of your child in the country where they were born. In most countries you will receive your child’s birth certificate when you register their birth.

Find out how to register a birth outside the Netherlands

Getting a birth certificate at a later date

Getting a birth certificate in the country of birth

You can obtain your child’s birth certificate (or an official copy or extract of it) from the authorities in your child’s country of birth. How you do this varies by country. If you registered the birth at the embassy, you can obtain your child’s birth certificate (or an official copy or extract of it) there.

Getting a birth certificate from the municipality of The Hague

If you had your child’s foreign birth certificate converted into a Dutch one by the municipality of The Hague, they can issue you with an official copy or extract of the converted document on request. There is a fee for this. This will save you having to request one from the country where your child was born.

Find out more about requesting a birth certificate from the municipality of The Hague

Find out more about having a birth certificate converted at the municipality of The Hague 

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