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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.

Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring omtrent het gedrag, VOG)

Please note: you can apply for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered in the municipality of Bergeijk.

When you apply for the VOG via the municipality:

  • completed and signed application form
  • all the documents you need to attach as per the application form
  • valid proof of identity

Empower someone else

If you apply for the VOG for you from someone else at the municipality, that person will bring the following:

  • completed application form with all requested documents
  • letter of authorization
  • copy of your ID
  • his or her own ID

Apply for a VOG via the municipality

Print the application form from the Justis, the Ministry of Justice and Security’s screening authority and fill it in together with your employer. Hand in the form at the municipality where you are registered. You must also take proof of identity with you, such as your passport or driving licence.

Apply for a VOG online

Your employer or client will prepare the VOG application online and you check the details and pay online.

You pay a fee for the VOG application. Look for the costs on the website of the municipality of Bergeijk

You will receive the VOG or the refusal within 4 weeks at the address you specify in the application.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Bergeijk

Last updated on 26 September 2022