please call: +31 (0)50 367 71 97
or mail your question:
1. De-register from the municipal database.
You should de-register from the municipal database within 5 days of leaving the Netherlands. You can de-register in one of three ways:
Please note that if you choose method “c”, you will not have proof that you de-registered. This may be important later so we actually advise using either “a” or “b”.
However, the card is the property of the Dutch government and should be returned to them. You can return it to one of the nine IND offices in the Netherlands before you leave, or to return it to an expat desk such as the IWCN.
You can also return it by post to the following address:
If you remain illegally in the Netherlands, the AVIM (police) or Marechaussee can impose a return decision. The return decision may state that you have to leave within 4 weeks, but it could also state that you have to leave the Netherlands immediately. You can also get an entry ban for Europe. This does not apply to EU/EEA citizens and their family members. See this link for additional information.