Q&A How does a privileged person apply?

How does a privileged person apply for a certificate of conduct?

It is no longer possible for staff and former staff of international organisations or diplomatic and consular missions (‘privileged persons’) to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a certificate of conduct. You are a privileged person if you are registered in the Ministry’s PROBAS personal records database.

It is no longer possible for staff and former staff of international organisations or diplomatic and consular missions (‘privileged persons’) to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a certificate of conduct. You are a privileged person if you are registered in the Ministry’s PROBAS personal records database.

Staff of international organisations or diplomatic or consular missions can register voluntarily with the BRP. If you have done this, you can follow the procedure described under Where can I apply for a certificate of conduct? and How do I apply to the municipal authorities for a certificate of conduct? If you are not registered in the BRP, you should apply directly to Justis (see the section How do I apply directly to Justis for a certificate of conduct?).

NB: In addition to the documents referred to in this section, you should also send a copy of your privileged person’s identity card.

A decision can be sent to you within two weeks of receipt of your application if you have an address in the Netherlands. If the decision has to be sent abroad, this may take a week longer. You can always contact Justis to see how your application is progressing.