Any baby born in the Netherlands must be registered within three days of the birth at the local municiplaity office. Then, a birth certificate will be issued for the child that ensures the legal recognition.
A baby’s birth an be registered by the mother, father, or mother’s female partner. If neither the mother nor her partner are able to register the birth, then the birth can be registered by:
someone who was present at the birth
the owner of the house in which the the child was born
an employee of the institution where the child was born
Documents to bring
identification of the father and mother
the date and time of birth
marriage certificate, if mother is married
in some cases, proof of the birth from a doctor, the hospital, or a midwife
Married parents or parents with a registered partnership automatically have joint custody over their child.