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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.

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.

Application

You must come along in person, unless you live in an institution.

Bring with you

  • 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.

Visit without appointment

You can also visit without appointment. You can do this on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 11:00 am at Loket Groningen Centrum (Kreupelstraat 1).

Living in an institution

If you are living in a care institution or prison you do not need to visit us personally to request a postal address.

Sending by post

You can send the request together with the details below to: Municipality of Groningen, PO Box 30026, 9700 RM Groningen.

  • 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.

Period

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

Costs

None