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Municipality of Smallingerland: applying for a 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 with a municipality.

A Certificate of Good Behavior (VOG) is proof of good behaviour. Authorities can ask for this. For example, if you start working in childcare, education or as a taxi driver. The authority often determines whether you submit a written or a digital application .

Apply digitally

The body takes the first step: it prepares the VOG application for you online. You will then receive an e-mail containing an application code. Log in online with this code. Check your application details and pay the application. To successfully complete your application you need DigiD, iDEAL and a valid e-mail address. The costs: €33.85.


Request in writing

You will receive the application form from the body that requests the VOG from you. Fill in the application form together with the authority (often your employer). Make an appointment at the municipality where you are registered. Bring the completed form and your proof of identity with you. You pay when you apply. The costs: €41.35. 

Make an appointment

Justice Service

The Justis Service assesses your application. You will receive the VOG by post from Justis two to four weeks after your application. Has Justis rejected your application? Then you will receive a letter about this. Do you live abroad, are you registered in the Register of Non-Residents (RNI) or are you not registered anywhere? Apply for the VOG at the Justis Service.

More information 

You can ask questions about the progress of your application to the Justis Service. Call 088 9982 200. Read more about the VOG at

A digital VOG application costs: € 33.85.

A written application to the municipality costs: € 41.35.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Smallingerland

Visiting address

Gauke Boelensstraat 2

9203RM Drachten

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Last updated on 12 December 2022