Adoption certificate

An adoption certificate provides written proof that your adoption is recorded in the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage. You can apply for a copy of the certificate. You can request this from the Municipality of The Hague.

You were adopted abroad.

An authority asks you for an adoption certificate. You request it from the Municipality of The Hague. You will then get a copy of the certificate. This is also called a certified, official or authenticated copy. The original certificate remains the property of the municipality.

Copy in another language

The copy is only available in Dutch. Do you need a copy of the certificate in another language? Then you need to arrange for the copy to be translated by a sworn translator.

€ 16.60 (in 2024) excluding postage costs. After you have applied you will receive the invoice by email.

The municipality will send the copy to you within 3 weeks.

Select ‘Adoptieakte’ (adoption certificate) in Step 2.


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