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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.

Proof of life (attestation de vita)

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 must make an appointment with the municipality to apply for a certificate of life.

Making an appointment with the municipality

You can easily arrange your request with an online form. DigiD is required for this. 

Would you like to personally apply for proof of life? Then come to the town hall, you must first make an appointment. You can also ask someone else to request the proof of life for you.

  • €8,90
  • International proof of life: €15,70 only available at the town hall)

You will receive the certificate immediately.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Heerenveen

Last updated on 22 September 2022