Register a birth

Have you just become father or mother? Congratulations! You should register your baby's birth.

Apply online

Apply online the birth within 3 days at the municipality where the child was born. Is the third day a Saturday, Sunday or holiday? Then you register on the first working day afterwards.

Make an appointment to register a birth (Dutch only)

If you can't make an appointment within 3 days, please contact us. In that case we will make an emergency appointment with you: 14 0492 (from abroad: +31 (0)492-587777). 


The father or duo-mother makes the birth registering. Are they unable to do this? Then it must be done by someone who was attending the birth. Was no one there? Then the birth registering can be done by:

  • a resident of the house in which the child was born
  • the head of the institute where the child was born. For example the hospital.
  • the mayor or a designated official

What you need to make a registering of birth:

  • a valid ID (your own)
  • a valid ID of the mother of the child
  • newborn data
  • a copy of the instrument of recognition of unborn child, if applicable. You receive this copy during your recognition appointment
  • your wedding booklet, if applicable. Has your child been born in Elkerliek Hospital? Please bring the birth card with you


Birth registering does not cost anything. Do you want an excerpt from the birth certificate? For this you pay €19,30 (rate 2022). You pay this amount when applying.