Registering a birth in the Netherlands

Hello everyone,

Have you had to or are you going to register a birth in the Netherlands? What was the experience like?

Who is required to register the birth, and where? Can it be either the mother or father?

What documents are usually required in the Netherlands?

How long does the process to register a birth take? Are there any time limits in which the registration must be completed?

Did you register the birth with your home country and how did that process compare? Will your child be able to have dual nationality?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


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The process is described in this (link) Dutch Government website.

Our experience; I'm a Brit, my wife is Dutch.   Our eldest was born in the UK, our twins were born in Germany.  In both cases, we had to visit the Dutch Embassy in the relevant country to register their births abroad (and to get them added to our "Trouwboek" - this is our official Dutch marriage document).  They all obtained UK Birth certificates when I registered the births with the UK authorities; all our kids have dual-nationality.

I'm sorry but I don't know about the process :(

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