If you are moving abroad, you must report this to your municipality. You must make this report if you will be staying abroad for more than eight months during a period of one year. These eight months do not have to be consecutive months. You must also report a move abroad to your municipality if you are keeping your home in the Netherlands.
Will you be staying abroad for less than eight months? You can report the move, but this is not strictly required.
Your municipality will pass on the details about your move abroad to the bodies/agencies that are linked to the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen or BRP), such as the Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst) and pension funds.
If everyone living at the same address is moving abroad, you can report the move abroad in writing. The following persons can do this:
- You, personally, if you are 16 or older
- A parent or guardian for minors
- Cohabiting spouses/registered partners for each other
- Cohabiting parents and children of full age for each other
Will family members be staying at your current address in the Netherlands? If so, the people who are moving abroad must report this move in person to the municipality. This also applies to minors. It is not possible for an authorised person to report a move abroad.
What you need to do
You can deregister in person at the Documents Desk at the Town Hall of Amstelveen. You can also send the documents to the municipality by e-mail or post if there are no other occupants who will stay at the address after your deregistration.
The municipality will require the following when you report your emigration:
- A completed form Declaration of Departure
- A valid ID/passport (copy)
Report moving with DigiD
Attention: this button will direct you to a Dutch page. Press the red button 'Regelen met DigiD' on that page for the login page of DigiD. On the login page you can choose for English again.
There is no charge to report a move abroad. Do you need a certificate of deregistration? You must go to the municipality desk in person.
Opening hours Documents Desk
|Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday||08.30 - 15.30 o'clock|
|Thursday||08.30 - 16.30 o'clock|
|Thursday by appointment only||17.00 - 19.30 o'clock|
|Friday||08.30 - 12.30 o'clock|