Articles: 10,15

The Kingdom of the Netherlands reserves the right provided for in Article 15, paragraph 2, of the Convention not to apply Chapter II of the Convention to a marriage celebrated before the date on which the Convention enters into force for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

On the occasion of the deposit today of the instrument of acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Convention on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages, done at The Hague on 14 March 1978, I have the honour to declare, pursuant to Article 23 of the Convention, that the authorities which under its law are competent to issue a marriage certificate as mentioned in Article 10 of the Convention are:

– in the case of the Kingdom in Europe: the Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages (ambtenaren van de burgelijke stand) and the heads of consular posts who are authorized to draw up documents relating to the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages.