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Municipality of Zwolle: registering a stillborn baby

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 certificate of the child from another municipality if it was born there
  • Valid proof of identity of yourself (passport, ID card or driver's license)
  • Possibly a marriage certificate, so that your child can be added to it.

We assume that a deed has already been drawn up. If not, we need more documents.

You live in Zwolle and the deed was drawn up in another municipality or you know that there is a deed in the municipality of Zwolle. You can then submit a request to the counter of the Municipal Office to add the child to your personal data. We ask you to make an appointment with us in advance, telephone number 14038. We have a separate meeting room available.

It is free to have a certificate drawn up. An afschrift (official copy) of the certificate entails costs.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zwolle

Last updated on 10 January 2023