When applying for a marriage license, passport, or even a visa to travel abroad, you might be required to submit a Dutch Birth Certificate. Although all Dutch citizens are issued with short form (abridged) birth certificates, the only legal document they can use for travelling and other official use is the Dutch Full Birth Certificate or long-form birth certificate. On this page, you will learn more about what this certificate is and how we can help you obtain a copy of your vital document.There are two types of Dutch birth certificates, one being a copy (Dutch version) and the other being a multiple-language (international) extract of the certificate.
Your birth certificate is written proof that your birth is recorded in the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. You have to request your certificate from the municipality where you were born.
What is a Dutch Birth Certificate?
The certificate is a copy of the entry in the birth register which details information on both biological parents of an individual. Dutch birth certificates are Government certified documents that contain stamps or seals indicating their authenticity. The certificate is a vital record that contains the following information:
- Nombre(s) de nacimiento
- Fecha y hora de nacimiento
- Número de registro al nacer
- Datos de ambos padres biológicos
What is the difference between a copy and multiple-language Dutch Birth Certificate?
The difference between the copy and the multiple-language (international) extract is:
- The copy is an exact copy of the original birth certificate. It can be referred to as a certified, official or even authenticated copy. This version of the certificate is only available in Dutch.
- The multiple-language (international) extract certificate contains a summary of the original certificate. It has explanations in 10 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Serbo-Croatian.
Who needs to apply?
These certificates are official public records, and as such, you might need to produce this document when applying for:
- Certificate of Conduct (VOG)
- Identificación Personal
How long does it take to obtain a Dutch Birth Certificate?
It generally takes about 15 business days for the certificate to be issued. This lead time is also dependent on the fact that you provide us with as much as possible details about your (or your child’s birth), including place of birth and details of both biological parents. In rare cases, it can take up to 8 weeks for these certificates to be issued.
How Evergration can help
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