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.
What you need to do
You can deregister online using DigiD;
Report moving with DigiD
Please note: 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.
Alternatively you can send the following documents to the municipality by e-mail or post;
- A completed form Declaration of Departure
- A valid ID/passport (copy)
Please note: due to corona measures it is not possible to visit the Town Hall to report your departure.
There is no charge to report a move abroad. Do you need a certificate of deregistration? You have to make an appointment to go to the municipality desk in person.