Notarising proof of life for Dutch pension claim

A husband and wife in their late seventies have been coming to see me for the last 5 years to have their signatures notarised on a proof of life document. This document is required by the authorities in The Netherlands, where they had both lived for a while and where the husband had worked; and they were entitled to receive a Dutch pension. In the past they had used the local council office to witness their signatures, however this was no longer accepted in The Netherlands and it needed my signature and seal as a notary public to ensure that they kept receiving their pensions.

By Louise Radakin