Birth declaration at the Civil Registry

Birth declarations at the Registry Office must take place within three days after birth, by an (adult) person who was present at the birth. If the term of birth registration expires on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, then it is also allowed a day later, ie on the next working day. Only if by a succession of weekend and public holidays the term would be limited by one day, the declaration may also take place on the next working day.

Your child must be registered with the population register of the municipality where your child was born. The registrar of the Civil Registry makes a birth certificate. This deed is recorded in the registers of civil status. The birth certificate is an authentic deed and is the legal proof of the birth of a person.

Who is allowed to make a declaration (if present at birth)?

The father or mother of the child.
Someone else who was present at birth (mother / mother in law / friend / doctor / et cetera).
The one in whose house the child was born.
The head of the institution where your child was born.
In the absence of persons who are competent or obliged to make a declaration, it is the mayor or an official of the birth municipality designated by him who makes a declaration.

The information that the registrar of the Civil Registry needs to register your child are:

Valid proof of identity of mother and declarant.
Possibly statement from doctor or midwife.
If the child is recognized before birth, also a copy of the certificate 'Recognition of the unborn fetus'.
First name, surname, place of residence and profession of the mother.
First name, surname, place of residence and profession of the father.
Place, day and time of birth.
First name, surname and gender of your child.

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