What should I do if my employer cannot apply online for a VOG?
If your employer does not have eHerkenning or does not satisfy the conditions, he or she cannot apply online for a VOG. In that case, you can apply to us for a VOG. Your employer downloads the application form VOG NP at justis.nl (only in Dutch) and completes it. You then add your own details and sign it.
Bring the signed and completed form, in person, to the appropriate counter at Residents’ Plaza, and you can pay immediately. Make an appointment to do this. We will send your application to Dienst Justis.
What does a certificate of good conduct cost?
|Type of request||Cost||Payment method|
|Online via Dienst Justis||33.85 Euros||You pay online.|
|At the reception desk or in writing to the Municipality||41.35 Euros||You pay at the desk or, if making the request by post, you transfer the amount due to IBAN NL25 INGB 0001 0960 58 in the name of Publiekszaken Eindhoven DVL/PRS, and include your name in the comments line.|
|You are working as a volunteer with minors or people with learning difficulties*.||free|
* Apply for the VOG through the volunteer organisation where you work. Read more about applying for a VOG for voluntary work at justis.nl (only in Dutch)
What do I need in order to apply through the municipality?
- valid proof of identity (passport or identity card);
- if you are applying in writing: proof of payment;
- the completed VOG application form;
- official document if the application relates to emigration, a visa or work permit.
How long will it take for me to be notified?
Did your employer apply for the VOG online and did you complete the application online? If everything is in order, you will receive the VOG by post within 4 weeks of the date the application was received. Did you apply to us for the VOG? You will hear from us within 8 weeks from the date we received your application.
If you have any questions about the progress of your application, you can phone Dienst Justis on 088 - 998 2200. Have your application number available. You will find this number at the bottom of the copy of your application which you received from us (at the reception desk or by post).
Can I authorise anyone else to apply for my VOG?
You can authorise someone else to apply for a VOG for you. The person you have authorised applies for your VOG from the municipality where you are registered.
When making the application, the person you have authorised needs to take the following documents to the municipality reception desk:
- A completed VOG NP application form (download the form on justis.nl (only in Dutch));
- Your authorisation: a letter containing the name and address of the authorised person, what they are authorised to do and the postal address where the VOG should be sent to;
- A copy of your proof of identity (passport or identity card);
- His or her own proof of identity;
- A debit card (or cash) to pay for the VOG.
Do I need a VOG if I want to start my own business?
Yes, you need a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) if you want to start your own business. The municipality where your business will be established will complete the application form for the VOG on request. You then take this form to the municipality where you live. Make an appointment for this.
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.
Do I need a VOG when emigrating, for a visa or for a work permit?
Yes. Special rules apply to emigration, applying for a visa or applying for a work permit. You will need the VOG application form and an official document from the embassy, consulate or the foreign organisation or institution where you will be working. This document must contain all the information that is asked for on the VOG application form.
How do I apply for a VOG for childcare?
You can download the VOG application form for childcare at rijksoverheid.nl (only in Dutch). Fill in the details, sign it and send it together with a copy of your proof of identity and proof that you have transferred the amount due to the Municipality of Eindhoven, attn. Balie & Ontvangst, PO Box 90150, 5600 RB Eindhoven.
Can I apply for a VOG if I am not registered in the Netherlands?
If you live abroad, or you live in the Netherlands but are not registered with a Dutch municipality, you will need to apply for the VOG from Dienst Justis, the Integrity and Screening Agency (COVOG) by writing to PO Box 16115, 2500 BC The Hague, (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: 0031 88 9982 200).