When you leave the Netherlands, make sure you deregister from the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) Rotterdam.
After this the department updates your details and automatically informs other government authorities. You can deregister in three ways at the Department of Public Service.
You can deregister online via the button 'online deregistration'. You can only deregister online when all the members of a family at one address are moving abroad together. If this is not the case, then everyone who is leaving the Netherlands (including minors) must appear in person at the department's counter to deregister.
Download the deregistration form, fill it in and send it to:
Klantcontact, afdeling Migratie
P.O. Box 70013
3000 KR Rotterdam
You can only deregister by post when all the members of a family at one address are moving abroad together. If this is not the case, then everyone who is leaving the Netherlands (including minors) must appear in person at the department's counter to deregister.
Call to our municipal service number (010) 267 16 25 to make an appointment to visit the department. When you call from abroad, call +31 10 267 16 25.
Deregistration is free of charge.
To deregister you need:
You can deregister 28 days before leaving the Netherlands. Give an indication of the date of your departure, you will be deregistered on that date.
If you give no date of departure, then the date the municipality receives your notice will be adopted as your date of departure.
The following people may report a move (unless not all the members of a family at one address are moving abroad together, because then everyone leaving the Netherlands must appear in person at the Public Service counter):
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If you still have questions, you can also call the municipal service number: (010) 267 16 25.
Yes, this is possible. For example when moving to or from a location abroad, customs can ask you to present an inward or outward clearance certificate for your household effects.
If you have left the Netherlands, send a note by post, together with a copy of your valid identification (passport, identity card or residence permit):
Klantcontact, afdeling Gegevensverstrekking
P.O. Box 70013
3000 KR Rotterdam
You will receive an invoice to be paid after receiving the document.
By post: € 9,50 and mailing costs
In person: € 12,50
You receive a free extract of deregistration if you are moving to the Caribbean Netherlands (the countries Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the special municipalities Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius). You need this document to register in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Every person in the Netherlands has a personal registration number. It is called the Citizen Service Number ('Burgerservicenummer' or BSN). This number is issued to Dutch citizens along with their birth certificate.
You need the BSN in order to:
If you were not born in the Netherlands, you must apply for the number yourself.
When you come to live in the Netherlands and register with the Municipal Personal Records Database, you will automatically receive a Citizen Service Number. You need the following documents:
Check the following webpage of the government for more information.
There are 3 ways to do this: