Applying for consular declarations
There are various reasons why Dutch nationals abroad might require a consular declaration. These can be drawn up by Dutch embassies or consulates. The documents you need to produce will depend on the declaration you wish to apply for.
When is a consular declaration required?
There are various reasons why Dutch nationals abroad might require a consular declaration. For example, you may need to provide one to the Social Insurance Bank (SVB), your pension fund, a Dutch municipality or the authorities in the country where you live. Bear in mind that embassies and consulates must always observe the laws of the country concerned when drawing up consular declarations.
Where can I apply for a consular declaration?
You can apply for a consular declaration at the Dutch diplomatic mission in the country where you live. Contact your local Dutch embassy or consulate.
Consular declarations at a glance
You can apply for the following consular declarations at the local Dutch embassy or consulate:
- certificate of residence
- declaration of marital status
- certificate of legal capacity to marry
- certificate of life
- certificate of Dutch nationality