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Municipality of Moerdijk: applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)

Please note: you can apply for a VOG (certificate of conduct) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

A VOG is a snapshot and has no fixed period of validity. Depending on the purpose for which the VOG is applied for, a validity period of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months is used in practice.

Free VOG for Volunteers

A larger group of volunteers can claim a free VOG. In addition to volunteers who work with children, volunteers who work with people with an intellectual disability can also receive a free VOG. It is then possible to complete the application without payment. You must then request the application digitally from the Justis Service .
If you apply for the VOG from the municipality, it will no longer be eligible for reimbursement.

Not registered with a municipality in the Netherlands

Are you not registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)? For example, because you live abroad or temporarily work in the Netherlands. Then you must submit your VOG application directly to Justis .

Make an appointment

If you prefer to arrange the application at the town hall, you can make an  appointment.  Make sure you bring the following items with you:

  • Completely completed application form (you will receive the VOG form from your employer). If you do not receive a form from your employer, you can download the form from the Justis Service website ;
  • Your valid original ID;
  • By authorisation: If you cannot submit the application in person, you can authorize someone. The authorized representative will then bring the written authorization, a copy of your valid proof of identity and their own original proof of identity.

You will receive the VOG or the rejection at home two to four weeks after the application.

Apply online

Do you already have a VOG application completed and signed by an employer or authority? Then you can complete your application digitally. Make sure you have your Digid, your debit card and a scan of the application form completed in full by yourself and an employer or organization at hand.

Arrange online

Apply digitally to the Justis service of the Ministry of Security and Justice

It is only possible to apply for a VOG directly via the internet if the application is initiated by the (future) employer who requests the VOG from you. The organization must then log in to using eHerkenning (a means by which companies and organizations can identify themselves online) .

More information about applying for a VOG digitally and what requirements you and your (future) employer must meet can be found on the website of the Justis Service.

  • A digital VOG application costs: € 33.85.
  • A written application to the municipality costs: € 41.35.

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 Moerdijk

Visiting address

Pastoor van Kessellaan 15

4761BJ Zevenbergen

Opening hours
08.30 - 17.00
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08.30 - 17.00
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18.00 - 20.00
08.30 - 12.00
Last updated on 15 November 2022