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Extract or copy civil status

  • Wat is het?

    What is it?

    The municipality records important life events in the civil registry. If you need to prove a birth, decease, marriage, divorce or partner registration, you need a copy or extract from the civil registry.

    A copy (afschrift) contains all the data from the certificate from the civil registry. An extract (uittreksel) contains limited information from the certificate.

  • Direct online regelen

    Arrange it online

    The municipality Voorschoten works with eIDAS: the European electronic identification and trust services. For more information on eIDAS.

  • Wat moet ik doen?

    What should I do?

    You request a copy or extract of civil status at the municipality where the certificate initially is made. Clearly indicate on your request why you need the extract or copy. It is also possible to request an international version.

  • Wat heb ik nodig?

    What do I need?

    Digital request

    If you possess an eIDAS, you can fill in the digital form.

    Personal request

    You retrieve the copy or extract yourself at the municipality. Make sure to bring a valid identity document, such as a passport, driving license or Dutch identity card).

    Authorizing someone else

    It is possible that you give someone the authority to retrieve the copy or extract civil status from the municipality for you. To do this you need to write a letter stating that you give someone the authority to do this. Also state the reason for your request. The letter must be signed by you and that person you want to give authority to. The authorized person needs to bring this letter to the municipality, together with his or her identification and a copy of your identification.

    Written request

    For a written request you send a letter to the municipality with the reason for your request. You have to sign the letter and send it together with a copy of your valid identification.

  • Hoe lang duurt het?

    How long does it take?

    With a personal request, you will receive the extract immediately. This is also the case if you have authorized someone. With a digital or written request, it will take longer before you receive the extract.

  • Wat kost het ?

    What are the costs?


    Extract/copy: €13,40


    Extract/copy: €13,20


  • Aanvullende informatie

    Additional information

    If you need the extract for international use, indicate this when you make the request. You will receive the extract in a special form and in multiple languages.

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