Deregistration from the Netherlands
Gepubliceerd op: 21-03-2018
Geprint op: 19-12-2018
https://www.rotterdam.nl/loket/deregistration/
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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.

1. Deregistration online (only in Dutch)

You can deregister online via the orange button below. You can only deregister online when all the members of a family at one address are moving abroad together. Is this not the case, then everyone who is leaving the Netherlands (including minors) must appear in person at the department's counter to deregister.

2. Deregistration by post

Download the deregistration form, fill it in and send it to:

Gemeente Rotterdam
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. Is this not the case, then everyone who is leaving the Netherlands (including minors) must appear in person at the department's counter to deregister.

3. Deregistration in person

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:

  • a filled-in deregistration form
  • (a copy of) your valid identification (passport, identity card or residence permit)

You can deregister a month 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.

Conformation

  • by post: the municipality will send a confirmation of your deregistration to your given address abroad.
  • in person: the municipality will hand out a confirmation of your deregistration during your deregistration appointment if you deregister on the same day. If you do not deregister the same day, then a confirmation of your deregistration will be send to your new address after your deregistration is processed.

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):

  • anyone aged 16 or up, on behalf of themselves
  • cohabiting spouses/registered partners, on behalf of each other (provided that spouses and partners move from the old to the new address together)
  • the parent, guardian or caretaker, on behalf of minors
  • parent(s), on behalf of their adult children living at home (provided that the parents and the children living at home move from the old to the new address together)
  • adult children, on behalf of their parent(s) living with them (provided that the adult child and parent(s) move from the old to the new address together)
  • a guardian, on behalf of a person who has been placed under their guardianship

If you authorise someone to register your departure for you, they will need to send or take the following documents with them:

  • his or her valid identification
  • an authorisation, signed by you
  • a copy of your valid identification

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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):

Gemeente Rotterdam
Klantcontact, afdeling Gegevensverstrekking
P.O. Box 70013
3000 KR Rotterdam

You will receive an invoice to be paid after receiving the document.

Costs extract 2018 (2019)
By post: € 9,20 (€ 9,50) and mailing costs
In person: € 12,20 (€ 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:

  • be permitted to work
  • open a bank account
  • make use of a care institution (or hospital)
  • apply for benefits

If you were not born in the Netherlands, you must apply for the number yourself.

How to obtain a BSN
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:

  • if you are from the EU or the EEA: a valid passport or identity card
  • in other cases: your visa, residence permit or work permit

Check the following webpage of the government for more information.

There are 3 ways to do this:

  1. Call the municipal service number (010) 267 16 25 (in English)
  2. Log in to the online service window Mijn Loket (Dutch only)
  3. Call the municipal service number 14 010 (Dutch only)