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.
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.
It is not yet to possible to report your departure online in English.
Making an appointment
You need an appointment to report your departure in the following cases:
- You live with family or partner and not everyone departs from your address. You and anyone who leaves must come to the appointment. Minors must also come along.
- You live in a student house, a house for workers from abroad or another house for groups of people. You need an appointment, but the other residents do not have to come to the appointment.
- valid passport or identity card;
- new address abroad.
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.
Make an appointment at the service desk to report your departure. And if applicable, the departure of your family. Please call +31 24 329 90 00 to make an appointment.
You can report the departure of the following people at the same time as you report your own:
- your spouse;
- your civil partner;
- your children;
- your parents.
These persons must be registered with you at the same address.
Do you have a samenlevingscontract (cohabitation agreement)? If so, you and your partner must report the departure outside the Netherlands separately.
Reporting a move is free of charge.
Reporting at the service desk: processed immediately by the municipality.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Nijmegen