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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.

Municipality of Venray: Registering a divorce in the civil registry

Your lawyer will send the divorce decree to the civil registrar in the municipality where you got married. The registrar will then register your divorce. If you got married in Venray, your lawyer must send the documents to:

Gemeente Venray
Raadhuisstraat 1
5801 MB Venray

There is no fee for registering your divorce with the municipality.

Once the municipality has received the documents, it will register the divorce as soon as possible. The divorce becomes official as soon as the municipality registers it in the civil registry.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Venray

Visiting address

Raadhuisstraat 1

5801MB Venray

Opening hours
12:00 - 20:00
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Last updated on 23 September 2022