legal

In a new country, it is always especially hard to get your head around administrative and legal issues such as permits, rights and duties, certificates, insurances, personal finances and so forth. Thankfully, there are plenty of handy overviews as well as links and information about where you can find out more.

Documents & certificates

Find out the latest on document authentication, certificates (marriage, birth, death) sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality...

Sworn or affirmed statement

If it is not possible to supply official source documents, you can make a sworn or affirmed statement at the municipality. In this case, the necessary...

Document authentication

Those coming to live in the Netherlands from abroad may be asked to show documents from their country of origin, such as a birth or marriage certifica...

Death certificate

When a person in the Netherlands dies, a death certificate must be drawn up. This is done at the Civil Registry of the municipality where the person h...

Registering marriage

If you're planning on getting married in Amsterdam, there are a few details to add to the to-do list before the big day.

Driving licence

If you intend to drive a car in the Netherlands, you will need to pay close attention to the rules pertaining to driving licences. If you plan to rema...