Proof of deregistration from the Netherlands (before October 1994)

Did you deregister from the Netherlands before 1 October 1994? Then you can apply for proof that you were deregistered or a copy of your personal record card from the settlement register (vestigingsregister). You can apply for these at the Municipality of The Hague.

Conditions

  • You were deregistered from the Dutch population register (now the Personal Records Database) between 1940 and 1 October 1994.
  • You did not re-register in a municipality in the Netherlands after this date. 

How does it work?

An agency asks for proof of deregistration or a copy of your personal record card from the settlement register. You apply for these at the Municipality of The Hague. You need this document, for example, if you want to renew your Dutch driving licence or travel document.

Which document do I need?

The agency will usually tell you which document you need. It will also indicate how old the document is allowed to be. The difference between the proof of deregistration and the copy of the personal record card:

  • The proof of registration contains the following information:

    • surname
    • first names
    • date and place of birth
    • date of deregistration
    • last municipality in which you were registered
    • country of destination
    • possibly your nationality or nationalities and marital status on the date of deregistration
  • The copy of the personal record card contains all the information from the Dutch population registrar (now the Personal Records Database).

Needed for the application

  • A letter with your personal details, your (postal) address and the purpose of your request.
  • A copy of your valid form of identification.
  • Are you requesting a proof of deregistration for someone else? Then you will also need a copy of this person’s identification and written authorisation from this person.

Apply

You can request the proof of deregistration or the copy of the personal record card online. Another municipality or government agency can also apply on your behalf.

Request proof of deregistration

Apply in writing

You can also request the proof of deregistration or the copy of the personal record card in writing. Send your application and a copy of your valid form of identification to:

Publiekszaken, Vestigingsregister
Postbus 12620
2500 DL Den Haag

Please keep in mind that it takes longer to process applications in writing. The municipality will not process applications received by email.

    Fees

    € 4.35 (rate 2019). You will also have to pay for postage for a written application.

    How long does it take?

    The municipality will send you the proof of deregistration or a copy of your personal record card within 2 months.