Official matters for residents

Request extracts and copies, register household changes, learn about voting and other essentials for Amsterdam residents.

Taking care of official matters in Amsterdam

As a local in Amsterdam, there are several matters you need to be aware of. Those cover registration of births, deaths and marriages, getting extracts and copies for official purposes, and making sure you have valid identification. Here you will also find information on elections and voting in The Netherlands, as well as embassies and consulates.

Births, deaths and marriages

Newborn baby Amsterdam CC BY-SA 2.0 Bridget Coila via Flickr
Find out what’s required to get married in Amsterdam, register the birth of a child, or prepare a death certificate.

Consulates and embassies

Amsterdam canal architecture night, Edwin van Eis
The majority of foreign embassies and consulates are located in The Hague and in Amsterdam.

Extracts and copies

Black man signing documents on table
Read to find out how to get official extracts that are required for buying a property, among other reasons.

ID and passports

IN Amsterdam Niels Blekemolen
Every resident of the Netherlands must be able to provide proof of identity to police or other officials on request.

Voting and elections

Expatcenter Amsterdam
Find official resources on the Dutch democratic system and upcoming elections.