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. 

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.

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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

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