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Refusing certificate of conduct (VOG) based on police data

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Effective date: 1 October 2020

What changes?

It will be possible for screening authority Justis to deny a certificate of conduct (VOG) based on police data only. Now it is only possible they deny a VOG if judicial data of an applicant are in the Judicial Documentation System (Justitieel Documentatie Systeem, JDS) and police data are auxiliary.

For whom?

  • Entrepreneurs who employ staff with a certificate of conduct (VOG)
  • Entrepreneurs who need a VOG

When?

It is expected this change in regulation will come into effect 1 October 2020.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in an official State publicationExternal link (Staatsblad or the Staatscourant, (in Dutch).

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