Applying for a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)

Many jobs in the Netherlands require you to have a Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag – VOG (certificate of conduct). This also includes volunteer work. Examples are if you are going to work with confidential information or with children. A VOG shows that your behaviour is satisfactory for a new job. You may also need a VOG to apply for a visa or if you want to emigrate to another country. 

Last updated on 15 September 2022

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Applying for a VOG for employment, travel and migration

There are several ways to apply for a VOG:

Applying for a VOG for business

Do you own a company or organisation that requires a VOG? Then you can apply for a VOG voor rechtspersonen – VOG RP (certificate of conduct for legal entities).

Applying for a VOG for volunteer work

Are you a volunteer? In some cases, you can apply for a free VOG (in Dutch). Your volunteer organisation can tell you more about this. 

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Decree on judicial and criminal records, Chapter 4 

Policy rules VOG-NP-RP 2018

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