Certifying a copy or transcript

Certain transactions require certified documents. You can get these from the municipality. The municipality provides a stamp and signature to confirm that a copy of a document is an exact copy of the original.

What can you have certified?

You can have the following documents certified by the municipality:

  • a Dutch travel document
  • a Dutch driving licence
  • a contract
  • a statement or declaration

What can you not have certified?

  • copies of diplomas and certificates: For this you need to contact the educational institute where you earned your diploma or certificate
  • church-related documents

Needed for the application

The original document.


Make an appointment to have your document certified. The appointment will take place at the Department of Public Service counter at the Centrum or Escamp city office.

    Make an appointment


          Per page:

          • A4 format or larger: € 14.60 (rate for 2019)
          You can pay in cash or use a bank card at the Centrum and Escamp city offices.

          How long does it take?

          The documents will be certified while you wait.