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.
The report of moving abroad can be submitted by the following persons:
- 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
It is not possible for an authorised representative to report a move abroad.
How to deregister when moving abroad
You can use an online form to deregister with the municipality. You will find the link to the form under ‘Deregister online’ below. You can use the form with or without DigiD.
Are you a sole parent who is moving with children who are under age? Then you will also need to upload:
- Written consent with signature by all legal guardians
- A copy of the ID(s) of all legal guardians
You can deregister online using DigiD:
Note: the above button will redirect you to the login page of DigiD. After clicking ‘Inloggen met DigiD’, you will be able to select the English language before you proceed.
Please note: due to corona measures it is not possible to visit the Town Hall to report your departure.
Reporting moving abroad is free of charge. Do you need proof of deregistration? Please contact an RNI (Registration Non-Inhabitants) municipality for an extract. The municipality of Amsterdam is an RNI municipality where you can apply for an RNI extract.