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Request a postal address

A postal address is the address of a family member, acquaintance or organisation that receives your post.

Conditions

Under what circumstances can you request a postal address?

  • If you will be living abroad for 8 months or fewer.
  • If you are living in a care institution or prison.
  • If you have no home address. Note!¬†A temporary accommodation address or an address at a recreation park are also home addresses. You must then register at that address.

Emigrating

If you will be living abroad for longer than 8 months, you must inform us that you are emigrating.

Legal entity

Your postal address can also be the address of a legal entity, such as a foundation. This legal entity must be established in the Netherlands and must be designated by the municipality.

Apply online

Attach the following documents:

  • A completed and signed application and permission form (pdf 34 kB).
    • Complete the first part of the form yourself.
    • Have the last page of the form completed by the main resident who gives permission for the postal address.
    • The main resident and you must both sign the form.
      Note! Fill in each question completely and truthfully.
  • A copy of the main resident's ID.

You must add all the attachments mentioned to your application, otherwise we will not process your application.

Apply by post

You can also submit your application by post. Send your application to: Municipality of Groningen, PO Box 30026, 9700 RM Groningen.

Enclose documents

  • A completed and signed application and permission form (pdf 34 kB).
    • Complete the first part of the form yourself.
    • Have the last page of the form completed by the main resident who gives permission for the postal address.
    • The main resident and you must both sign the form.
      Note! Fill in each question completely and truthfully.
  • A copy of your ID.
  • A copy of the main resident's ID.
  • Evidence of your stay in a care or other institution or penitentiary institution (if applicable).

Period

You will receive a written decision about your request within 4 weeks of applying.

Costs

None