Report your move abroad (deregistration)

Are you going to leave the Netherlands? Deregister from the Municipality of The Hague. The municipality will change your details accordingly.

    Conditions

    • If you are going to be living outside the Netherlands for more than 8 months during 1 year, you are required to report this. These 8 months do not need to form a consecutive period.
    • You may report this as of 5 days before your departure. The municipality will then deregister you.
    • You must give your new home address outside the Netherlands. If you do not yet have a fixed address abroad, then report your 1st known address outside the Netherlands. For example, the address of a hotel, family member or friend.
    • You must always report your move abroad yourself. It is not possible for someone else to do this for you.

    Needed for the report

    Reporting the move abroad in writing (email or letter):

    • a copy of your proof of identity
    • a signed letter with your old and new address (if it is known). In any case you must indicate the country where you are going to be living, the date of your departure and a clear signature (not your initials)

    Are you reporting your move abroad by email? Scan the required documents and send them as an attachment in the email to dpz.kcctl@denhaag.nl.

    You can make a safe copy of your identity document with your mobile telephone or tablet using the KopieID app. Read more on the website of the Dutch government.

    Reporting the move abroad in person:

    • your valid form of identification
    • your new address (if it is known). In any case you must indicate the country where you are going to be living.

        Report your move abroad

        Is the entire family leaving the Netherlands? Report your move abroad in writing (email or letter).

        Is only part of the family leaving the Netherlands? Report your move abroad in person at the municipal counter at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office. Make an appointment to do this.

        Make an appointment

        Fees

        Reporting your move abroad is free.

        How long does it take?

        • in writing (email or letter): 5 working days
        • in person: immediately

        You will be deregistered from the Personal Records Database (BRP) on the day of your departure from the Netherlands.

        Who can report a move abroad

        • Is the entire family moving abroad at the same time? Then the following people can report the move:

          • Everyone 16 years and older for himself (1 person household).
          • Spouses or registered partners who are moving abroad together can report the move for each other.
          • The parent, guardian or caretaker for underage children. This is possible only if the parent, guardian or caretaker is moving abroad together with the underage children. If 1 of the parents is moving abroad together with the children, then permission is needed from the other parent. Bring a declaration of permission and a copy of the proof of identity for the other parent to the appointment.
          • Parents and adult children living at home for each other. This is possible only if the parents and the children living at home are moving abroad together.
          • The guardian of a person who has been placed under their guardianship.
          Do you have a housemate who is not a family member? And is this person also moving abroad with you? Then he has to report the move abroad himself.
        • Not all the family members are moving abroad? Then the family members (also underage children) have to report the move abroad in person at a municipal counter.

          The family members who are not moving abroad also have to come to the appointment.
        • Do the parents, caretakers or guardian of an underage child already live abroad and is the child also moving abroad? Then only the parents, caretakers or guardian are allowed to report this to the municipality. To do this send an email to publiekszaken@denhaag.nl. The email must include the following:

          • A letter which states that you as parents, caretakers or guardian give permission for the child to move abroad. Your signature and the date must appear on the letter.
          • The address in the foreign country, if possible.
          • Copies of the proof of identity for the parents, caretakers or guardian and a copy of the proof of identity for the child.

          You can also send this information by post.

          Good to know

          After you report your move abroad you will be deregistered from the Personal Records Database (BRP) and registered in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).

          Leaving the Netherlands can have consequences for your rent benefit, possible student grants, future benefits and your taxes.

          Proof of deregistration

          The municipality will not send you a confirmation of your move abroad. After you deregister you will no longer be able to log into MijnDenHaag.

          Are you moving to the Caribbean Netherlands (the countries Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the special municipalities Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius)? Then you will receive proof of deregistration. You will need this document when you register there. The municipality will send you an extract by email.

          Before departure

          Up until the day of departure you can inquire at the counter of the city office whether you have been deregistered and to request a BRP extract from the Dutch population register. You need to make an appointment to do this. Bring a valid proof of identity with you.

          After departure

          Have you already moved abroad? Then you need a RNI extract as proof of deregistration. You can request this extract from the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).

          Clearance certificate for household effects

          If you are moving to or from the Netherlands from abroad, customs officials can ask you for a clearance certificate for your household effects (furniture and other items in your home). To get this certificate, you will need either a BRP extract or a RNI extract.