Register your witnesses

You need witnesses to get married or enter into a registered partnership. You can register your witnesses or change the witnesses you already registered at the municipality. The municipality does not provide witnesses.


  • You need a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 witnesses.
  • All the witnesses must be 18 years or older.
  • The witnesses must attend the ceremony in person.


You need to register your witnesses at the same time you register an intended marriage or registered partnership.

Would you like to add a witness later or change the witnesses you already registered? Then send an email to State your reference number or the names of both partners in the subject line. Include a copy of the valid form of identification for your new witnesses.

Belangrijke informatie:

You can make a safe copy of your identity document with your mobile telephone or tablet using the KopieID app. Read more on the website of the Dutch government.



    How long does it take?

    You will receive a message by email within 1 week.