Request marriage certificate or certificate of registered partnership

Did you get married in The Hague? Or did you enter into a registered partnership in The Hague? You can request written proof of this. You will then get a copy or extract of the certificate.

Conditions

  • You got married or entered into a registered partnership in The Hague.
  • Did you get married or enter into a registered partnership outside of the Netherlands? You can register your foreign document with the Registry Office of the Municipality of The Hague. You can then request a copy or extract.

    How does it work?

    An authority asks you for a marriage certificate or certificate of registered partnership. You request this in the municipality where you were married or entered into a registered partnership.

    • You will 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 authority requesting 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 extract:

      • A copy contains exactly the same information 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.

    • You will then get a copy of the certificate. This 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 this copy to be translated by a certified translator.

    Fees

    € 14,30 (rate in 2022) excluding postage costs. After you have applied you will receive an invoice by email.

    How long does it take?

    The municipality will send you the copy or extract within 6 weeks.

    Good to know

    • You can also request a copy or extract for someone else. Read more about this under Request a document for someone else.
    • Was the marriage certificate drawn up more than 75 years ago? Then you will need to contact The Hague City Archives.
    • If you would like to use the document abroad, then you often need an 'apostille'. You can request this through the courts. Read more about the legalisation of Dutch documents on the website of the Dutch government.
    • Do you need to have the document translated? You can have that done by a certified translator. For documents which are needed within the European Union you can request a multilingual standard form together with the document from the Netherlands.

    Apply

    Apply for the certificate

    Belangrijke informatie:

    Would you like to request the certificate using your DigiD? You can only do this if you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). Read more about the BRP on the website of the Dutch government.

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