Getting proof of vaccination after being vaccinated outside the Netherlands
You need proof of vaccination. Most people won't have any trouble retrieving their data via the CoronaCheck app or CoronaCheck.nl. But some people may find that more difficult, because they have been vaccinated outside the Netherlands, for example.
If you are an EU citizen and you were vaccinated in the European Union you are entitled to a Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) from the country where you were vaccinated.
If you were vaccinated outside the EU and do not have proof, you cannot apply for proof of vaccination in the Netherlands. In this case you can only get a COVID Certificate with a negative test result or proof of recovery.
If you have been fully vaccinated in a country outside the EU, you can have your vaccination registered in the Netherlands if at least one of the following applies to you:
you are a Dutch national;
you live in the Netherlands;
you were vaccinated in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten.
If you received one dose outside the EU and one dose in the Netherlands you can also have your vaccination registered.
To register your vaccination you will need to make an appointment by calling +31 (0)30 800 2899. If other people in your family want to have their vaccination registered at the same time, you will need to make an appointment for each individual and you must all appear in person.
You will be sent the exact address with your appointment confirmation. You will need to take the following documents to your appointment:
identity document: the details on the identity document must match the ones on your proof of vaccination, and/or
a document bearing your citizen service number (BSN): only if your BSN is not on your identity document, and
if you do not have a BSN, you must show proof that you are a Dutch national or that you live in the Netherlands. For instance, an employer’s declaration or a declaration of enrolment from your educational institution, and
If you received your second dose in another EU country, you can obtain a Digital COVID Certificate in that country.
More information to follow.
You cannot create proof of vaccination using the CoronaCheck app or website if you have been vaccinated with a non-approved vaccine. In this case you can only get a COVID Certificate with a negative test result or proof of recovery.
In Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba paper certificates are used because most residents do not have a citizen service number (BSN). You can request a COVID Certificate from the organisation that vaccinated you. You can add your paper COVID Certificate in the CoronaCheck app or on CoronaCheck.nl.
Residents of Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten can contact the local authorities with any questions about travelling and obtaining proof of vaccination.