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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.

Municipality of Stichtse Vecht: 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


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.


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


Apply for VOG as a legal entity, company or self-employed person:

  • You apply for a VOG RP from Dienst Justis.
  • As a self-employed person without personnel (zzp'er), you do not apply for a VOG RP, but for a VOG for natural persons (NP) for the person for whom you perform the assignment.
    As a zzp'er you cannot apply for a VOG for yourself. The details of the applicant and the interested party may not be the same. For example, you can ask a (first) client or someone from your partnership to complete the VOG. If you are in a partnership, you can fill in the partnership as the interested party.

You pay a fee for this service.

€ 41.35

 For more information, contact the municipality.

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 Stichtse Vecht

Visiting address

Endelhovenlaan 1

3601GR Maarssen

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Last updated on 26 September 2022