The Hague - Divorce certificate

Divorce certificate

A divorce certificate provides written proof that 2 people are no longer married to one another. This is recorded in the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. You can request a copy of this certificate. This is usually a copy of the marriage certificate which states when the marriage was dissolved.

A copy of the certificate comes with a stamp and a signature from the Registry Office. This is also known as a certified, official or authenticated copy.

Conditions

  • You can only request a copy of your divorce certificate or the international extract of the marriage certificate in the municipality in which the wedding took place.
  • If you were married abroad but you got divorced in the Netherlands, you can request a copy of the divorce certificate or the international extract from the Registry Office. This is only possible if you have had the marriage registered with the Registry Office of the Municipality of The Hague.
  • Were you married abroad but got divorced in the Netherlands and you did not have the marriage registered with the Registry Office? Then you can only request a copy of the divorce certificate. An international extract is not possible.
  • You can request a copy of a divorce certificate if it concerns your own divorce certificate. It is also possible to request a copy of the certificate for someone else. Read more about this under Request a copy or extract for someone else.

Apply

Apply for the divorce certificate

    It can take 15 working days before you receive your copy or extract.

    Copy in another language

    A copy of the divorce certificate is only available in Dutch. Do you need a copy in another language? If your marriage was recorded in the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, then you can request an international extract of the marriage certificate, which also states the date of the divorce. The extract contains only the personal details found in the certificate.

    Fees

    € 13.40 in 2019 (not including postage costs). After you have applied you will receive an email with the invoice.

    How long does it take?

    The municipality will send your copy or international extract within 15 working days.