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Applying for a copy of a birth certificate in the Netherlands

Do you want a copy of your birth certificate (geboorteakte)? You can request an official copy (afschrift), extract (uittreksel) or a multilingual international extract (meertalig internationaal uittreksel). You can do this in the municipality where you were born.

You won't receive your original birth certificate that the municpality has on file. You can choose from an an official copy, extract or a multilingual international extract.

Official copy of birth certificate

This is a copy of the birth certificate record held by the municipality. The municipality puts a stamp on it. The official copy has the same information as your original birth certificate.

Extract of a birth certificate

The extract of the birth certificate contains the following information:   

  • your surname;
  • your first name(s);
  • your place of birth;
  • your date of birth.

Details regarding your parents are not included in the extract.

Multilingual international extract of birth certificate

The multilingual international extract is an up-to-date summary of your birth certificate for international use. It provides an explanatory statement in: 

  • Dutch;
  • English;
  • French;
  • German;
  • Spanish;
  • Greek;
  • Italian;
  • Portuguese;
  • Turkish;
  • Serbo-Croatian. 

You request a copy of your birth certificate in the municipality where you were born.

Were you born outside the Netherlands? Do you want to request a copy of your birth certificate? If so, contact the Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships in the country in which you were born. Is your birth certificate registered with the municipality of Den Haag (The Hague)? If so, you can apply for a copy there.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a birth certificate

You apply for a birth certificate in the municipality of your birth. If this is Delft, you may apply online for your birth certificate.

Don’t you have DigiD or a citizen service number? Then enclose a copy of your proof of identity.


Together with your application, please indicate whether you need a translation to be attached to your certificate. This is often required for using your certificate abroad. Ask the organisation that demands the certificate about what you need.

For more information, go to Any questions? Call 14015 (0031 15 260 2222 for foreign calls).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Delft

Visiting address

Stationsplein 1

2611BV Delft

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Last updated on 26 September 2022