The traditional trip to the population registry office is set to become a thing of the past as the government pledges it will be possible to register births, marriages and deaths digitally by 2011.
Because personal details are already available at the population registry (GBA), it will no longer be necessary to provide all sorts of documents to register a birth or marriage, according to NRC Handelsblad.
Paper documents will only be necessary if GBA data is questionable or in complicated international cases, says the paper.
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