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.
Declaration of moving abroad
If you are going to live abroad for at least 8 months of a year, you will emigrate. You must report this to the municipality where you live.
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 must notify the municipality of your emigration a maximum of 5 days in advance.
- The names and dates of birth of family members who immigrate with you
- Your old address
- Your new address
- The date of emigration
You can report your emigration online if all residents of the address are going to emigrate at the same time. Do you live with several people at one address and not everyone goes with you? Then everyone who does go with you must visit the municipality in person. This also applies to children under the age of 18.
Who can report an emigration?
- Anyone who is 16 years of age or older;
- Parents, guardians or guardians for children under the age of 16;
- Parents for their adult child or children living at home (only if parents and children living at home move abroad together);
- Cohabiting spouses or registered partners for each other (only if spouses and partners move abroad together);
- Adult children for co-resident parent(s) (only if adult cohabiting children and parent(s) move abroad together);
- The trustee for a person who has been placed under guardianship.
It is not possible to declare a move abroad by an authorized representative.
You can report your departure online on the day of your move. You need DigiD for this.
You can only report your move by letter if all members of your family are moving with you. Make a signed letter with your old and (if already known) new address. The letter must state:
- in which country you are going to live;
- the date of your departure;
- a clear signature (no initials).
Send this letter together with a copy of your proof of identity to PO Box 136, 4100 AC Culemborg. Or mail all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
At the counter
Would you like to report the departure of you and your family at the desk? Make an appointment first. Please bring your valid ID with you to your appointment.
At the appointment you must provide your new address, if it is already known. You must always state in which country you are going to live.
Reporting a move is free of charge.
- Reporting by email or post: 5 working days.
- Reporting at the service desk: processed immediately by the municipality.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Culemborg
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