Death certificate

Did somebody you know 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.

  • The person died in The Hague.
  • Did the person die outside of the Netherlands? You can Begin link: register a foreign death certificate, end link. 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 civil partner
    • you are the legal representative
    • you need the certificate for a legal procedure
    • you need the certificate for a marriage or civil partnership
    • you received written authorisation (power of attorney)

An authority 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 authority 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.

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

The municipality will send you your copy or multiple-language (international) extract within 3 weeks.


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