Registering your child

Every child born in The Netherlands must be registered with the municipality within three days of being born. A birth certificate is drawn up that will then be entered in the records at the registrar’s office.

Someone present at the birth will have to go to the appropriate municipal office in the place of birth and register the newborn child. Usually, it’s the father who does this. Note that you will often need to make an appointment first. Your maternity nurse will remind you if necessary.

For information on registering your child in The Hague click here
For information on registering your child in Voorburg / Leidschendam click here

Be sure to remember to register your newborn child with your health insurer too.