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Municipality of Meppel: registering a stillborn baby

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A stillbirth can be registered by:

  • the father or female partner of the mother;
  • the mother;
  • an employee of the hospital;
  • the funeral home;
  • others who know about the death.

Registration in the BRP

You can register your stillborn child in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database) if you live or will be living in the Netherlands.

The death must be registered before the funeral or cremation takes place.

If your child was stillborn, make an appointment with the municipality where your child was born to register the birth. It is possible to erkennen (acknowledge parenthood) of your stillborn child upon registration. You can also have your child recorded in your trouwboekje (Livret de Famille or Family Book).

Booking an appointment

Online:

afspraken.meppel.nl

By telephone:

0031522850500

It is free to have a certificate drawn up. 

You pay a fee for an afschrift (official copy) of the certificate. For more information, contact the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Meppel

Visiting address

Grote Oever 26

7942JR MEPPEL

Opening hours
Monday
09.00-17.00
Tuesday
09.00- 17.00
Wednesday
09.00-17.00
Thursday
09.00-17.00
Friday
09.00-17.00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated on 11 December 2022