The Hague - Register permanently as a Dutch voter abroad

Register permanently as a Dutch voter abroad

Are you living outside of the Netherlands? And would you like to vote in elections and referendums from abroad? Register as a voter once. You will automatically receive the documents you need to vote in every Dutch parliamentary election, European parliamentary election and referendum by post. You will then not need to register again for each election.

Register permanently

Registration is simple if you use this form.

Register permanently as a Dutch voter abroad

  • Complete this form.
  • Sign it.

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

Conditions for registration

The following conditions apply if you would like to register as a Dutch voter abroad:

  • You live outside of the Netherlands and you are not registered in a Dutch municipality.
  • At the time of application, you have Dutch nationality.
  • You have not lost your right to vote.
  • At the time of application, you are aged 17 or older. You may only vote in an election if you are aged 18 or older.

Voting as a Dutch voter abroad

Are you registered? Then you will automatically receive your postal voting slip and return envelopes by post before each election. You will receive the ballot by email. Would you like to receive your ballot by post? Indicate this on the registration form.

Once the list of candidates is finalised, you will receive the ballot by email. You can print out this ballot yourself and fill it in. Send the ballot together with the postal voting slip and a copy of your Dutch passport or identity card to the address of the postal polling station on the return envelope.

Keep your address up-to-date

Are you moving to another address outside the Netherlands? Inform the Municipality of The Hague about this change.

More information

Watch the film on YouTube on permanent registration for Dutch voters abroad.

Permanente Registratie Kiezers Buiten Nederland on the YouTube channel of the municipality


Do you have any questions? Send an email to or call tel. +31 70 353 4400. You can phone Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs. (CET).

Published: 21 July 2017Modified: 4 June 2018