Report your move

Are you going to move to another address? Report your change of address to the municipality. Read how you can do this if you are moving within The Hague or to The Hague or if you are moving out of the city. Look at which other affairs you can arrange at the municipality around your move.

Who is allowed to report a move?

The following persons are allowed to report a move:

  • anyone aged 16 and older, on behalf of themselves
  • cohabiting spouses/registered partners, on behalf of each other (provided that they move together from the old to the new address)
  • the parent, guardian or caregiver, on behalf of minors
  • parent(s), on behalf of their adult children living at home (provided that they move together from the old to the new address)
  • adult children, on behalf of their parent(s) living with them (provided that they move together from the old to the new address)
  • the director of a care facility for people living in a care facility
  • a guardian, on behalf of a person who has been placed under their guardianship
  • someone who you have authorised to report the move for you.

      Authorise somebody

      To authorise somebody write a letter containing the following information:

      'Hierbij machtig ik (your initials, surname, date of birth, place of birth and address), de hieronder vermelde persoon (initials, surname, date of birth, place of birth and address for the person you are authorising) tot het doorgeven van mijn verhuizing van (old address) naar (new address).'

      Sign this letter and give it to the authorised person.

      The authorised person needs to show the following documents at the municipal counter:

      • his or her valid form of identification
      • (a copy of) your valid form of identification
      • a proof of your new address, for example a purchase deed or rental contract; see Proof of occupancy.
      • the signed letter of authorisation.

      Moving within or to The Hague (within the Netherlands)

      You need to report your move within or to The Hague a maximum of 4 weeks before or at the latest 5 days after your move. You can arrange this online, in writing or at a municipal counter.

      Report your move online

      You can arrange your change of address easily and quickly online if you have the following information readily available:

      • your DigiD log in details
      • a digital version (scan) of a valid passport, driving licence or Dutch identity card
      • a digital proof (scan) of your new address, for example a purchase deed or rental contract or permission from the main occupant if you are moving in with somebody (see Proof of Occupancy). You can also take a photo of this document and upload it. Please note: the uploaded files may not exceed 2 MB and must have a .jpeg format. The documents you upload will be stored for 6 months.

      Report your move with DigiD

      Where is your old address?

      In The Hague Outside The Hague

        Report your move in writing

        You do not have a DigiD but you would like to report your move in writing? Print out the Report your move in writing form, complete it and send it to:

        Gemeente Den Haag
        Publiekszaken
        Postbus 12620
        2500 DL Den Haag

        Do not forget to include the required documents:

        • a copy of a valid passport, driving licence or Dutch identity card
        • a copy of a proof of your new address, for example a purchase deed or rental contract or permission from the main occupant if you are moving in with somebody; see Proof of Occupancy.
        Report your move in writing (PDF, 548,7 kB)

        Report your move in person

        You can report your move in person at the counter at 1 of The Hague’s city district offices. Make an appointment to do this. When you make an appointment, please indicate the number of people who will be moving.

        If you report your move at a municipal counter, you need to be able to produce the following documents:

        • a valid passport, driving licence or Dutch identity card 
        • a proof of your new address, for example a purchase deed or rental contract or permission from the main occupant if you are moving in with somebody; see Proof of Occupancy.

        Make an appointment

        Alternative address

        Are you moving within The Hague and are you not yet able to be registered at your new address? Then you can provide an alternative address. It is not possible to provide an alternative address online.

            Moving from abroad to The Hague

            Are you staying in The Hague for a longer period, for the first time or were you previously registered in a Dutch municipality? Or are you working in the Netherlands as a diplomatic or consular official or at an international organisation such as the United Nations? Read what you need to do on the page Settling in The Hague from abroad.

            What you also need to arrange for your move to or within The Hague

            You may also need to arrange the following affairs:

            Moving to another municipality

            Are you moving from The Hague to another Dutch municipality? Then you only need to report the move to your new municipality.

            Moving abroad

            Are you moving to another country? You can report this no earlier than 5 days before your date of departure. Go to Report your move abroad (Deregistration).

            What you also need to arrange when moving to another Dutch municipality or to another country

            Are you moving from The Hague to another municipality in the Netherlands or to another country? Do not forget to:

            Alternative address is moving

            If you do not have a place of residence, you can provide an alternative address. An alternative address is the address of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has agreed to take in your post. Is this person moving? Change your alternative address

            How long does it take?

            The municipality will process your details within 5 working days at most. You will not receive any notification of this. Would you like to know the status of the change? Log in to mijndenhaag.nl using your DigiD log in details.