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Will you be abroad for more than 8 months in total during the next 12 months? Then notify the municipality of your move. This also applies if you return to your home country (deregister).

What you need to know

  • The day on which we receive your online notification, will be registered as your departure date. So notify us of your move on the day of departure.
  • It is not possible to notify us of your move in advance online.
  • If you are going to live in the Netherlands again within 8 months, you can request a postal address.

Already abroad?

Then report your departure to the municipality as soon as possible. The day on which we receive your notification is the departure date. It is not possible to backdate your move.

Report your move

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Make an appointment to come by. You can only report a move abroad for yourself and family members living with you.

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  • Valid proof of identity for yourself and all living family members.
  • If a family member continues to live at your address, then all family members who leave your address must come to the appointment.


Are not all family members going abroad? Then you cannot report your departure online. Then come personally with all family members. This also applies to minors. Important: family members who do not move with you must also accompany you to the declaration. You can report the emigration in person at one of our locations: Kreupelstraat, Haren, Hoogkerk or Lewenborg.

Schedule an appointment within 5 working days before your departure.

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You can only report a move abroad for yourself and family members who are living at the same address.

You can also report the move by mail instead of online. This is possible at the earliest 4 weeks in advance and at the latest on the day of your departure.

Send a letter to: Gemeente Groningen, P.O. Box 30026, 9700 RM Groningen. Include the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Moving date
  • Old and new address
  • Telephone number
  • Names of the people who are moving with you.
  • Copy of valid ID (passport, ID card or driver's license) of all moving persons.
  • Signature

Good to know

  • After you report your move abroad you will be deregistered from the Personal Records Database (BRP) and registered in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).
  • Leaving the Netherlands can have consequences for your rent benefit, possible student grants, future benefits and your taxes.
  • When you report your move abroad online, the confirmation email could end up in your spam folder. Look out for this. Approximately 3 days of your date of departure you can check if you have been deregistered at mijnoverheid.nl.


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