Civil Status Certificate

The municipality records important events in your life in an official document, a certificate. You can only request a birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate from the municipality where the event took place.

Certificates are also issued in English, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.

The existing certificates are the following:

  • birth certificate
  • death certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • divorce certificate
  • civil union certificate

If you are not listed on the certificate, for example as the mother or father, the person submitting the registration or as the child, you have to have a justified motive in order to receive a true copy.

Requesting procedure

Request online


A true copy or excerpt from the Civil Status database costs €16,60. If the document is sent to you by mail, an invoice will be included. Postage will also be charged.

Exception: if you are entitled to a pension, you do not have to pay if a pension fund asks that you provide a true copy or excerpt from the Civil Status database. We do ask that you include a copy of the request by the pension fund.

Do you not have a DigiD?

If you do not have a DigiD account, you can request one at

A true copy or an excerpt

A true copy contains all the information from the certificate, it is a copy. An excerpt only contains part of the information in the certificate.

International excerpt

An international excerpt is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Turkish. You can only request an international excerpt in in person at the counter. First you'll need to schedule an appointment.