Registering a stillborn baby in the Basisregistratie Personen (BRP)

If you wish to register your stillborn baby in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database), you can do this with the municipality where you live. You must bring documentation with you proving that your baby was stillborn, such as a birth certificate for a stillborn baby. This registration is not mandatory.

Last updated on 1 January 2022

Registering a child who lived

From 1 January 2022, you can also register your child in the BRP if the child:

  • lived after birth, but died before 1 October 1994;
  • lived after birth, but died before you were registered in the BRP. 

Registration in the BRP is not mandatory

Registration only takes place at your request and is not mandatory. If you change your mind later, you can ask the municipality to remove the registration, which it will do at your request.

Only you can request registration in the BRP

Registering your stillborn baby is a personal request. You can only make this request yourself. This is because your baby’s name will only appear on your own personal list in the BRP, and not automatically in the other parent’s list. If the other parent would also like the baby’s name to be registered, that parent must make the request for registration themselves.

The information about your child is only visible to you, for example via The civil registrar can also see your details.

Condition for registration of a stillborn child in the BRP

There is 1 condition for the registration of your stillborn child. You must be living in the Netherlands at the time of your request for registration. Or you must be moving to the Netherlands.

Registering a stillborn baby with the municipality

The birth of a stillborn baby is registered with the municipality where you live. The municipality can also help you with any questions.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Basic Registration of Persons Act, Article 2.7(1)(a)(2)

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