Birth

You need to register your child at the town hall in Almere, providing he or she was born in Almere, within 3 days of the birth of your baby. Weekend days also count. Please refer to the birth registration deadline for more information. If the child was born in another municipality, you must register the birth with that municipality. Again, you must do this within 3 days of the birth of the baby.

You can submit a digital registration if at least 1 of the parents is a Dutch national. Only the mother or father can digitally register the birth. 

Do you still have to acknowledge your child and has he or she already been born? Then you can't digitally register the birth and you’ll need to make an appointment.

Submit a digital registration

This form is only available in Dutch.

You can make an appointment if you can’t digitally register the birth. Call 14 036 if you need some further assistance.

Do you live in Almere? Then register your child for the heel prick and hearing screening at JGZ Almere yourself. Do this as soon as possible: the heel prick screening must be done within 8 days of your child’s birth.

Needed for a digital birth registration

  • a DigiD account;
  • a birth certificate. This will be issued by the hospital or your midwife;
  • an extract of the acknowledgement certificate (if you have this);
  • a choice of name certificate (if you have this);
  • a donor statement (if you have this).

Birth registration deadline

You will need to register your child within 3 days of the birth. The following thereby applies:

  • the date of birth doesn’t count;
  • does the 3 day deadline end on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday? Then the deadline will move onto the next working day. 
  • does the 3 day deadline not include at least 2 working days? Then the deadline will be moved until it has included 2 working days.
Born on:Registration at the latest on:
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WednesdayMonday
ThursdayMonday
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Friday (and the next Monday is a public holiday)Wednesday
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SundayWednesday

What to bring along to your appointment

  • a valid proof of identity of the declarant;
  • the extract or copy of the acknowledgement certificate (if you have this);
  • the copy of the choice of name certificate (if you have this);
  • the statement from the artificial insemination donor data foundation (if you have this);
  • a birth certificate. This will be issued by the hospital or your midwife;
  • your marriage certificate or partnership booklet, if you want your child to be added to the booklet.