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Registering a divorce in the civil registry in the Netherlands

Has a judge has agreed to your divorce (echtscheiding)? Then you and your partner will be sent a copy of the final order (echtscheidingsbeschikking). When does your divorce become final? Once you have registered the final order in the municipality’s civil registry (burgerlijke stand van de gemeente).

You can register the final order in the Register of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships (burgerlijke stand van de gemeente). Do this at the municipality where you were married. This must be done within 6 months of the court ruling. When you have done this you are legally divorced.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Divorce or end of registered partnership

If you no longer want to be together with your partner, you can apply for a divorce or termination of your registered partnership. In both cases, you can arrange this through a lawyer.
The judge makes a decision a few weeks after the hearing. After how many weeks that is, depends on the course of the case. At the end of the hearing, the judge will let you know approximately how many weeks you should expect. The municipality will register the judge's decision or statement as soon as possible.

You can hand in or send the decision of your divorce to:

Municipality of Culemborg
PO Box 136
4100 AC Culemborg

Registering for the divorce is free.

The municipality processes the data within 1 week.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Culemborg

Visiting address

Ridderstraat 250

4100AC Culemborg

Opening hours
9:00 - 16:00
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Last updated on 23 September 2022