Moving and immigration

Reporting your move

  • Report your move

    Are you going to move within The Hague or to The Hague? Report your change of address online to the municipality.

  • Report your move abroad (deregistration)

    Are you going to move abroad? Report this to the municipality. Your personal details will be updated in the BRP.

  • Moving to The Hague from abroad

    Are you moving to the Netherlands from abroad? Then you are required to register in the Personal Records Database (BRP). The procedure you will follow depends on your nationality, the duration and purpose of your stay, and whether you have previously been registered.

  • Apply for a DigiD for Dutch and EEA citizens living abroad

    Do you live outside of the Netherlands? And do you have Dutch nationality or the nationality of another country in the European Economic Area (EEA)? Read how you can apply for a DigiD.

  • Register in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI)

    Do you live abroad? Or are you staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months? Then you can apply for a citizen service number (BSN).

  • Report an alternative address

    Everyone living in the Netherlands has to be registered at the address where he or she usually spends their nights. You do not have a home address? Then you can report an alternative address.

  • Request address investigation

    Is somebody registered at your address who does not reside there? Or is someone using your address and are you not able to reach this person? Ask for an address investigation.

  • Proof of occupancy

    When reporting a move you will need to submit a proof of occupancy.

  • Deregister from the municipality

    If you are moving, report your move to the new municipality where you will be living. Will you be moving abroad? Then you deregister from the municipality. See which situation applies to you.

  • Register foreign documents in the BRP

    If your vital events took place abroad, you are required to register these in the Personal Records Database (BRP) of your municipality.

Settling in The Hague

  • Welcome to The Hague

    Welcome to the Netherlands and welcome to The Hague. Information to get you started so that you can quickly feel at home here.

  • Relocation and settling

    Links and resources for expats, Personal Records Database, citizen service number (BSN), DigiD

  • Work

    Job vacancies, finding work, volunteer work, Public Employment Service.

  • Housing

    Finding a house, rental advice, Housing Inspection Bureau, ground lease, report domestic nuisance, renting out a room.

  • Proof of sponsorship

    To obtain a short-stay visa for the Netherlands, foreign visitors to the country sometimes need a letter of invitation.