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Inclusion in the register of civil-law notaries

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If you have been appointed as a civil-law notary, you are required to take the oath in your district court region within 6 months. Immediately after taking the oath, you apply for inclusion in the register of civil-law notaries with the district court’s Civil-law Notaries Disciplinary Board (Kamer van Toezicht). This Board is responsible for supervision and disciplinary rulings regarding civil-law notaries. After registration you file your signature and initials with the court registryExternal link (Dutch).

Appointment as civil-law notary

In the Netherlands, to be appointed as a civil-law notary you need have the nationality of one of the countries in the EEA (i.e. the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland. To be appointed as a civil-law notary, you must satisfy certain training requirements, have an approved business plan, have worked as a junior civil-law notary for at least 6 years and have the spoken and written command of the Dutch language to adequately perform your duties

Deputising

When first appointed as a substitute civil-law notary, you must take the oath in the district where the substitute civil-law notary is based. When deputising in a different district, you must file your signature and initials with the registry of the court in that district.

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