Proof of occupancy

When reporting your move you will need to submit a ‘proof of occupancy’ (bewijs van bewoning). This way the municipality knows that you are registered at the correct address.

Which type of proof you need depends on your living situation.

If you purchase a property

  1. (a copy of) the purchase deed with in any case the pages containing your name, address and signature, or
  2. the provisional purchase agreement with a key statement which states that the buyer may have earlier access to the property, or
  3. (a copy of) the deed of transfer, or
  4. (a copy of) the mortgage deed

If you rent from a housing association, letting agency, estate agency or property management company

  1. (a copy of) the signed rental contract, or
  2. an affordable housing permit

If you rent from a private owner

  1. (a copy of) the signed rental contract, or
  2. an affordable housing permit, and
  3. (a copy of) the identity document for the main occupant or owner

Additional documents (such as a copy of the landlord’s proof of ownership) could be requested as proof.

If you sublet or are moving in with somebody

  1. a signed written declaration by the main occupant or owner*, and
  2. (a copy of) the identity document for the main occupant or owner*, and

* If there are multiple owners or main occupants, it is sufficient to get permission from 1 of them.

Declaration of permission by the main occupant/owner

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Good to know

You can make a safe copy of your identity document with your mobile telephone or tablet using the KopieID app. Read more on the Begin external link: website of the Dutch government(External link), end external link..

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