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Applying for an Attestatie de vita (Certificate of life) in the Netherlands

The Attestatie de vita is a document that you can use outside the Netherlands to prove that you are alive. Some organizations, such as a pension fund, may request you to produce this document. In the Netherlands you can use the document Bewijs van in leven zijn (Proof of being alive) for the same purpose.

The Attestation de vita is a document in French and Dutch for international use.

Do you need to use such a proof in the Netherlands? Then you need to apply for the document Bewijs van in leven zijn (Proof of being alive).

You can request both documents from your municipality of residence.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Duiven: Applying for an Attestatie de vita (Certificate of life)

You can apply for an Attestatie de vita  (certificate of life) from the municipality where you live and are registered. You can only make the application yourself. Someone else cannot do it for you. You can apply online with DigiD. 

If you do not have a DigiD or would like to be helped in person at the counter, then you can make an appointment online or call the Customer Contact Center: (0316) 279 111.

Bring with you in case of an appointment at the town hall:

  • Your proof of identity (passport, identity card or driver's license).
  • If you have one: letter from your Dutch pension fund.
  • Your bank card or cash. You pay immediately at application.

An Attestation de vita costs €10.40.

Do you have a letter from a Dutch pension fund? Then it is free of charge.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Duiven

Visiting address

Koning Willem-Alexanderplein 1

6921ES Duiven

Opening hours
8:00 - 12:00
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Last updated on 22 September 2022