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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.


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.


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.


You can send the application together with the requested documents (see details below) by e-mail to burgerzaken@groningen.nl or by post to:
Municipality of Groningen, PO Box 30026, 9700 RM Groningen.

Enclose documents

  • A completed and signed application and permission form (pdf 34 kB).
  • A copy of your identity card.
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who is giving you permission to use their address.
  • Evidence that you are living in a care or other institution or penitentiary institution (if applicable).


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