Registering a birth

You must register the birth of a child within 3 days of the birth. You should do the registration at the municipality where the child was born.

If the third day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you can do the registration on the first working day after that.

Who should register the birth?

The father or (duo) mother should register the birth. If the father or (duo) mother cannot do it, someone who was present at the birth can register. If there was no one else present, the registration can also be done by:

  • A resident of the house where the child was born.
  • The head of the institution (for example, a hospital) where the child was born.

What does it cost?

There are no costs associated with registering a child. An extract of the birth certificate costs € 15.70 (2023 rate).

How should you register the birth?

You do not need to make an appointment for a birth registration. You can come during the opening hours of civil affairs. Birth registration is free.

For the registration, you will need:

  • A valid identification document for yourself.
  • A valid identification document for the mother.
  • Your marriage certificate (if applicable).
  • A copy of the recognition of the unborn child (if applicable).
  • Declaration from the Foundation for Donor Information Artificial Insemination (if applicable).
  • Proof of registration with your marital status, if you live abroad.
  • If the child was born at home, you must bring the "green booklet."

Please Note

If you cannot come in person, for example, because you (possibly) have been infected by the coronavirus, please contact us.