You need to notify the municipality that you will be relocating to a different country, if you are planning to stay abroad for at least 8 months out of the next 12 months. This does not have to be in a consecutive period. You report this to the municipality up to 5 days in advance before leaving. Even if you keep your house in the Netherlands, you still have to report the move to the municipality.
If everyone from the same address is moving abroad, you can submit a report in writing. This can be done by:
Are there people who will be staying at your current address in the Netherlands? Then, the people who are moving abroad must personally report to the municipality. This also applies to minors. Declaration of departure by an authorized representative is not possible.
You report your emigration at the counter of the Stadswinkel. Make an appointment digitally for this via the 'Make an appointment' button below. The day on which you submit your notification will count as your relocation date. It is not possible to submit a date in the past.
This is how you report your relocation abroad:
If you do not make a declaration of emigration, the municipality can impose a fine on you.
Request this from an RNI municipality. These municipalities are Alkmaar, Almelo, Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague, Doetinchem, Eindhoven, Groningen, Goes, Heerlen, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht, Venlo, Westland and Zwolle.
Are you already abroad? Report your departure to the municipality as soon as possible. This is also possible via the written form. However, you can only report in writing if no one stayed at your current address in the Netherlands.
Submitting your relocation abroad is free. Do you need proof of de-registration? Then you can get it free of charge at the counter in the Stadswinkel.