Attention! A declaration from the doctor or midwife is required for the declaration of birth. If this cannot (yet) be sent along with the digital declaration, you will be asked to scan the declaration and e-mail it to

What you need to know

  • You must file a declaration within three days in the municipality where your child was born.
  • If the father or mother cannot declare the birth themselves, the declaration must be made by someone who was present at the birth. This can be a family member, the midwife, doctor or maternity assistant.
  • More information can be found on the website of the Central Government

Where to file the declaration

  • ​​At home, through the online declaration of birth. This requires DigiD from both parents. The deed no longer needs to be signed. So you no longer need to come to the municipal office.
  • In the Bravis Hospital, by means of an electronic signature with the tablet of the Moeder & Kindcentrum (Mother & Child Centre). The declaration of birth will then be arranged within 10 minutes.
  • In the municipal office. Due to the Coronavirus you have to make an appointment.
When to make the declaration
The child was born on Declaration before
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday
Saturday Tuesday
Sunday Wednesday


  • Declaration of birth: no fees.
  • Extract of the birth certificate: € 14. This will be paid at the time of declaration.

Bring the following

  • Valid proof of identity of the person making the declaration.
  • Valid identity document of the mother.
  • Possibly a marriage certificate or partnership certificate.
  • Statement from the doctor or midwife.
  • Tip: bring the birth announcement card so the child's name can be copied from it.
  • Possibly an extract of the recognition of the unborn child and the deed of choice of name
  • Possibly a declaration of the Stichting Donorgegevens Kunstmatige Bevruchting (foundation for donor data on artificial insemination)

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