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

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Your new employer or an organization may request a certificate of good conduct. Officially, this document is called a 'Verklaring omtrent het gedrag' (VOG). You can apply for this certificate through the municipality or through your new employer, who will provide you with the form. You submit the completed form to the municipality on appointment, or fill it out online using DigiD.

You can request a certificate of good conduct (VOG) from the municipality where you are registered. Are you younger than 18 years old? Then you need a signature from a parent. Your parent makes the request.

If you are not registered in the municipality where you reside, for instance, because you no longer live in the Netherlands but are still a Dutch citizen, or because you are a foreigner who previously lived in the Netherlands, then you can request a VOG directly from Justis.

You can apply for a VOG digitally or by appointment at the municipality. For the online application, you must have the following:

  • a DigiD
  • access to iDeal

If you have an appointment at the municipality, please bring the following:

  • your passport, identity card, or driver's license
  • the completed form to request a VOG
  • bank card for payment

If you are applying for a VOG for a child under 18 years old, please also bring the child's passport or identity card.

For the application at the municipality you must print the application form from Dienst Justis and fill it out together with your employer. Submit the form to the municipality where you are registered. Make an appointment for this. Also, bring identification, such as your passport or driver's license.

For the online application your employer or client will prepare the VOG application. Using your DigiD, you can then verify the information and pay online.

You can find more information about applying for a VOG on the Justis website. On this website, you can also download the form.

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.

Having any trouble? Please contact us through our website (Dutch), or get in touch with Justis.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Westland

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2671VW Naaldwijk

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Last updated on 6 March 2024