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How can I deregister from the Non-residents Records Database?

If you are registered in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI) and are moving to the Netherlands – whether or not for the first time – you must register with the Dutch municipality where you will be living. You will then automatically be deregistered from the RNI.

Register within 5 days of your arrival

You are required to register with a Dutch municipality within 5 days of your arrival in the Netherlands.

What happens to your personal data

Your personal data will be transferred to the Personal Records Database (BRP). It will no longer be in the RNI, instead it will be in the municipality’s database.

Other public sector organisations with access to your data – such as the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) if you have a driving licence – will be notified of the change.

Are you moving back to the Netherlands?

Find out what else you need to arrange when you move back to the Netherlands


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.