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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.

Uittreksels, aktes, bewijzen

Applying online

Were you born in the Netherlands? Do you live in the Netherlands and have a DigiD? If so, you can apply for your birth certificate online. You can also use your DigiD to apply for your birth certificate from outside the Netherlands.

Aanvraag uittreksel BRP (

By appointment

Make an appointment via Een afspraak maken | Gemeente Rheden

A birth certificate costs: € 14.30.

Applying in the Netherlands

You will receive the birth certificate by post after no more than 5 working days.

Applying from outside the Netherlands

The municipality will send the birth certificate to your address outside the Netherlands within 1 week. The time taken by the postal service varies from country to country.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Rheden

Last updated on 26 September 2022