Checklist – moving abroad

If you are moving abroad, there is a lot you will have to arrange beforehand. Many of these things are difficult to do from another country. Check what you need to arrange with the Dutch authorities before you leave the Netherlands. This will save you a lot of time and effort.

What to arrange: the essentials

Before you leave the Netherlands, be sure to:

Other things to consider

What else you will need to arrange before moving depends on your situation. For example, do you receive Dutch state pension (AOW)? Do you have children that will be moving with you? Do you have a car? See what you will need to arrange and what options are available:

After arriving in your new country

After moving abroad there may be other matters to arrange with the Dutch authorities. For example, filing your income tax return. It’s also important for you to know that there are situations in which you can lose your Dutch nationality, and what those are. Find out everything you have to arrange from abroad: