A birth certificate is written proof that you have registered the birth of your child. In most countries you receive your child’s birth certificate when you register their birth.
When is a birth certificate required?
You need your child’s birth certificate to apply for a Dutch passport or Dutch ID card for them.
What information is on a birth certificate?
A birth certificate usually includes the following information:
- Given name(s) and surname(s), which may sometimes be a chain of names
- Date of birth
- Time of birth, if known
- Place of birth
- Name(s) of parent(s)
How do I register a birth?
How you should register your child’s birth depends on which country they were born in.
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