Netherlands Worldwide

How do I register as a Dutch voter abroad?

If you live outside the Netherlands and you would like to vote in Dutch elections from abroad, you must register as a Dutch voter abroad via the Municipality of The Hague. After you have done so you will automatically receive voting documents for elections for the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament, as well as elections for the non-residents electoral college for the Senate.

Attention:  If you live in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten and you have Dutch nationality, other conditions apply for registering. Read more about voter registration for residents of Aruba, Curacao or Sint Maarten on the website of Denhaag.nl.

Conditions for registering

  • You live outside the Netherlands and are not registered with a Dutch municipality
  • You have a valid Dutch passport or ID card
  • You are aged 18 or over
Attention: A certificate of Dutch nationality cannot be used for registration purposes.

Register as a voter

Are you not yet registered as a voter outside the Netherlands? Then you can fill in the registration form for voters outside the Netherlands (information in Dutch). On this form you can select the elections in which you would like to vote.

The completed and signed form, together with a copy of your passport or identity card, must be send to the Municipality of The Hague.

Register to vote for the electoral college

Are you already registered as a non-resident voter for the elections for the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament, but not yet for the elections of the non-residents electoral college for the Senate? Then you can fill in the amendment form (information in Dutch) and tick that you would also like to vote in these elections.

The completed and signed form, together with a copy of your passport or identity card, must be send to the Municipality of The Hague.

Contact

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

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