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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 Wageningen: Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)

A Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is proof of good conduct. Employers or authorities may ask for it. For example, if you are going to work in childcare or education. Applying online via the employer is faster and cheaper than applying at the town hall. The application for a VOG takes 2 to 4 weeks on average.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Wageningen

Visiting address

Markt 22

6700AA Wageningen

Opening hours
8.30 - 17.00
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8.30 - 19.00
Last updated on 26 September 2022