Registration after birth

Within three days after birth your baby will have to be registered at the Burgelijke Stand in the municipality he or she is born. The registration needs to be done by someone who was present during delivery.

Important rules:

  • The registration takes place in the municipality the baby is born.
  • The person who files for registration of the baby has to take their own passport/identification document and possibly marriage register.
  • If you want your baby to have its fathers name but you are not married, you have to apply for a certificate of acknowledgement at the municipal offices prior to delivery during pregnancy. This certificate should be taken to the registration along with the passport/identification document.