Certificate of good conduct (VOG)

Step by step

  1. Your employer applies for the Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) online.
  2. You complete the application form (with your DigiD).
  3. Dienst Justis will check your details.
  4. If everything is in order, you will be notified by Dienst Justis within 4 weeks.

You need a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) if you are going to be working with confidential information, vulnerable people, money or goods in your (new) job. If your employer has an eHerkenning token, and satisfies the conditions, he or she can apply online for a VOG. If your employer applied for a VOG and completed the employer's part, you will receive an e-mail with a link to where you can complete the questionnaire online. For more information about an application for a VOG, go to justis.nl, the Dienst Justis (The Integrity and Screening Agency) website.

How can I apply for a VOG as a legal person?

If you wish to apply for a VOG as a legal person, you should do this directly through either the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security (justis.nl) or ondernemersplein.kvk.nl. A Legal Persons VOG can be used by companies and foundations to demonstrate their integrity to partners, businesses and governments. 

If you are starting a catering business, you first need to apply for a VOG by completing the VOG application form for catering business owners (Aanvraag VOG horeca-ondernemers). We have already filled in part of this form. After that, you will need to apply for a permit to run a business.