Sending life certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected daily life in many countries. As a result, we temporarily stopped sending out life certificate forms from March 2020 to October 2020. We only started sending the forms again in November 2020. This means you might not receive the form at the same time as usual. 

The competent authorities in your country may not be able to sign the form in the same way as before. For certain countries, our letter will explain what you can do instead. If you do not live in one of the countries mentioned, you should enquire about the rules in place in your country. If it is currently not possible for you to have the life certificate signed by a competent authority, please get in touch with us.

NB: you do not have to send in a life certificate if you live in the Netherlands.