VOG certificate (code of conduct)
When you start a new job in the Netherlands, you may need to submit a VOG certificate to the HR Department of your employer. ‘Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag’ (VOG) is a certificate of good conduct signed by the Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security. The document declares that you have not committed any criminal offenses that are relevant to your job duties.
Are you registered in your Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP)?
1. Yes, I am. I want to submit an online application together with my employer.
2. Yes, I am. Read more about how I can apply on my own for the certificate of good conduct here.
3. No, I am not. Contact Justis for my certificate of good conduct.
If you do not know whether you are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP), please check if you have a Burgerservicenummer (BSN). This is a personal number for everyone who is registered at the municipality.
Please note that in addition to the application form, you will need a valid ID (not a driving licence). The administrative expenses for a certificate of good conduct are between € 33.85 and €41.35.
The Ministry of Justice and Security will send the certificate to your home address. This can take between 2 and 4 weeks.