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.
Moving abroad (Emigrate)
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.
- Starting 1 month before you move, you can notify us of your move abroad (emigration).
- Notifying us of your emigration is free of charge.
- Do you need proof of deregistration? Please let us know by mail when you pass on your removal. We can no longer provide proof of deregistration and must refer you to the Non-Residents Register (RNI). You will receive the deregistration certificate by post or e-mail. On the emigration date or afterwards.
Who may report an emigration?
- Anyone aged 16 or over.
- Parents, guardians and carers for minors under 16.
- Parents, guardians and carers for resident minors aged 16 or older, unless the minor reports the move himself or herself.
- Guardians for those under guardianship.
- The parent and their adult child can file a declaration for each other if they have the same residential address.
- Spouses or registered partners can file a declaration for each other if they have the same residential address.
- Are you moving outside the Netherlands on your own? If so, you can report your departure online.
You can report your emigration online from 1 month before you move.
Reporting a move is free of charge.
Processing your notification will take about 1 week.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Maastricht
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