Deregistering from the municipality in the event of a long stay outside the Netherlands
Are you going to live outside the Netherlands for at least 8 months in 1 year? If so, you must deregister from the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP). The BRP contains your personal data, such as your name, gender and date of birth. You can deregister from the BRP through the municipality where you live.
Deregistration from your municipality is subject to certain rules:
- You cannot deregister until 5 days before your departure. This includes weekends and public holidays.
- You can deregister in writing or in person at the municipality service desk. This depends on your situation. In some municipalities, you can deregister online. Ask your municipality whether this is possible.
- Are not all your family members, such as your partner and children, moving with you? In that case, at many municipalitys you must always deregister in person. Deregistering by post or online is then not possible.
- You can also deregister if the 8 months in which you intend to live outside the Netherlands are not consecutive.
It may be important for you to have proof of deregistration, for example because you need to demonstrate to an organisation that you have been deregistered. Request proof of deregistration from the BRP via your municipality. Do this when you have yourself deregistered. Proof of deregistration demonstrates that you have been deregistered from the Netherlands. This proof specifies your personal details and the date of your deregistration.
Have you already been deregistered from your municipality? If so, you can no longer request proof of deregistration via the municipality where you lived. In such a case, you can request an international excerpt from the BRP. This is a document containing your details if you are not registered in the Netherlands. You can request this excerpt from one of the 19 Dutch municipalities with an RNI service desk. An international extract from the BRP is also referred to as an extract from the Non-residents Records Database (Registratie Niet-Ingezetenen – RNI).
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Barneveld: Deregistering from the municipality in the event of a long stay outside the Netherlands
Please note: you can report that you are moving outside the Netherlands only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
- You will be abroad for at least 8 months in the coming year.
- You must inform us of this no later than 5 days before your departure.
- The day on which your form is received by the municipality counts as the departure date.
- The municipality will pass on your departure to other government agencies.
- Sometimes you have to come to the town hall to personally report your departure. For example, when someone from the family stays in the Netherlands.
You can report the emigration online:
- if you emigrate with the whole family and partners are married or have a registered partnership. One of the parents can report the emigration on behalf of the entire family.
- if you are married or have a registered partnership, live at the same address and both emigrate and no persons remain behind at the current address. You can report the emigration for both yourself and your partner.
- if you are 16 years or older and currently live alone.
You have to come to the town hall to report the emigration if:
- a child under the age of 16 emigrates and someone stays behind at the current address. In addition to the parents, carers and/or guardian, the child who emigrates must also come to the town hall or
- you are 16 years or older and someone is staying behind at the current address.
When visiting the counter in the town hall, always take the valid proof of identity of all parties involved with you. Contact the municipality for an appointment via +31 342 495 902
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Barneveld