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Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG) in the Netherlands

Many jobs in the Netherlands require you to have a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct). This also includes volunteer work. Examples are if you are going to work with confidential information or with children. A VOG shows that your behaviour is satisfactory for a new job. You may also need a VOG to apply for a visa or if you want to emigrate to another country.

There are several ways to apply for a VOG:

Do you own a company or organisation that requires a VOG? Then you can apply for a VOG voor rechtspersonen – VOG RP (certificate of conduct for legal entities).

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG) in the Netherlands

Please note: you can only apply for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct) at the municipality where you are registered. Are you not registered at a dutch municipality, get in contact with Dienst Justis.

We prefer that you apply for a VOG online.

Print the application form (in Dutch) from the Justis, the Ministry of Justice and Security’s screening authority and fill it in together with your employer. Then scan or take photos of the complete application form and enclose it with your application.

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality from Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00 at the following phone number: 00 31 33 469 51 11.

You will receive notice within 1 to 4 weeks.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Amersfoort

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3811LM Amersfoort

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Last updated on 26 September 2022