Certificate of Good Conduct in The Netherlands (VOG)
Starting a new job or require a visa? Your employer might ask for a Dutch Certificate of Conduct, which is sometimes referred to as a Declaration of Good Conduct (Verklaring omtrent het gedrag, VOG).
Some professions require you to provide such a certificate, in order to indicate that you have not committed any criminal offenses in the past in the Netherlands, and that your behaviour does not pose any risk for you being able to perform a specific task or job within a company. You may also need a VOG to emigrate or when applying for a visa.
Who needs a VOG?
Jobs, like teaching, child-minding, driving instructors or a taxi drivers, a VOG is compulsory. It is also mandatory for employees and volunteers who work with confidential information (such as doctors or lawyers), with vulnerable people (such as healthcare), with money or valuable goods (such as accountants or mortgage advisors), and for the government. In all other cases, the collective labour agreement (CAO) in your company or sector, determines if you ask an employee or volunteer for a VOG.
Two types of VOG
It is possible to request VOG:
- for natural persons and/or
- for legal persons.
As an individual employee, you will need a VOG for natural persons.
Apply for VOG
The procedure of application can be done in both ways either via Ministry of Justice and Security (Justis – www.justis.nl) or via our company JuridConsult.
In order successfully obtain a Dutch Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) for you, we will request to receive the following documents:
- A valid form of identification (copy of passport or ID);
- A completed and signed Application form VOG;
- A completed and signed Authorization form VOG.
Keep in mind, the certificate is issued in Dutch with a small remark in English; however, JuridConsult provides sworn translations in more than 60 languages. Besides our sworn translations services, we are ready to assist you in legalizing the certificate by arranging the embassy legalisation or/and Apostille on VOG. The entire procedure of arranging the certificate takes up till 4-5 weeks. Upon the completion, JuridConsult will send the certificate to your home address or you can pick it up at the office.
Request to obtain VOG
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