Death certificate

Did somebody die in The Hague? You can request written proof of this. You will get a copy of the death certificate in Dutch or a multiple-language (international) extract.

      Conditions

      • The person passed away in The Hague.
      • Did the person pass away abroad? You can register a foreign death certificate with the Registry Office of the Municipality of The Hague. You can then request a copy or extract.

        • You can only request a certificate if:
        • you are the child or grandchild
        • you are the parent or grandparent
        • you are a beneficiary
        • you are the spouse or registered partner
        • you are the legal representative
        • you need the certificate for a legal procedure
        • you need the certificate to get married or register an unmarried partnership
        • you received written authorisation (power of attorney)

      How does it work?

      An official agency asks for a death certificate. You request this in the municipality where the person died. You will then get a copy or a multiple-language (international) extract of the certificate. The original certificate remains the property of the municipality.

      Which document do I need?

      Usually the official agency requiring the certificate will tell you which document you need. It will also indicate how old the document may be. The difference between the copy and the multiple-language (international) extract:

      • A copy is exactly the same as the certificate itself. It is also called a certified, official or authenticated copy. The copy is only available in Dutch.
      • A multiple-language (international) extract contains a summary of the certificate. The extract has an explanation in 10 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Serbo-Croatian.

      When you apply for the certificate you can indicate which document you would like to have.

      Fees

      € 13.40 in 2019 (excluding postage costs). After you have applied you will receive the invoice by email.

      How long does it take?

        The municipality will send you your copy or multiple-language (international) extract within 15 working days.

        Good to know

        • Would you like to request a certificate for a stillborn child? You can use the Apply for death certificate form on this page.
        • Was the death certificate drawn up more than 50 years ago? Then you will need to contact The Hague Municipal Archives.
        • If you would like to use the document abroad, then you often need an 'apostille'. You can request this through the court. Read more about the apostille on rechtspraak.nl.

          Apply

          Apply for death certificate

          Would you like to request the certificate using your DigiD? You need to be registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Read more about the BRP on government.nl.

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