Register as a Dutch voter abroad

Are you living outside of the Netherlands? And would you like to vote in elections from abroad? Register as a voter once. You will automatically receive the documents you need to vote in every Dutch parliamentary election and European Parliament election by post. You can register simply using the form.

The deadline to register as a voter for the Dutch parliamentary elections on 17 March 2021 has passed. If you register now, you will no longer be able to vote as a Dutch voter abroad. You can however register for future elections.

How does it work?

Register (form is in Dutch)

  • Complete this form
  • Print it
  • Sign it
  • Scan it or take a photo of it
  • Send it together with a copy of your valid identity document:

Gemeente Den Haag
Verkiezingen KBN
Postbus 84 008
2508 AA Den Haag

  • You will receive a confirmation by email once the municipality has received your registration request.
  • You will receive a confirmation that you were added to the permanent register once the municipality has processed your request.

Conditions for voting

You can vote in the elections for the members of the Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) and the members of the European Parliament if you:

  • live outside of the Netherlands and are not registered in a Dutch municipality
  • have Dutch nationality
  • are 18 years or older

Voting as a Dutch voter abroad

The standard way of voting for Dutch voters abroad is to vote by post. In some countries the mail service is slow or unreliable. Would you rather not vote by post? Then you can decide to vote by proxy or with a voter card. Look for more information on the page Voting in the Dutch parliamentary elections if you live abroad.

Keep your address up to date

Have you moved or are you going to move? Report your change of address.


Do you have any questions? Contact the Elections Unit of the municipality.

Watch the video Permanente registratie kiezers buiten Nederland (YouTube channel of the municipality)
Also see Dutch voters abroad

Published: 4 February 2021Modified: 1 April 2022