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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

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The municipality of Groningen does not provide the product Divorce Registration. You must arrange your divorce with an attorney, notary or court. They will then send this information to the municipality. The municipality then registers the divorce. The divorce is also processed in the basic registration of persons (BRP).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Groningen

Last updated on 23 September 2022