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Moving within the Netherlands

If you are going to move within the Netherlands, you do need to report your change of address to the government within 4 weeks before or within 5 days after the move.

This is important because if you don’t do this, you may risk a fine. In addition, if your address is not correct, it could affect any benefits you may be receiving or the taxes you need to pay.

You can report your move in one of three ways:

  1. Go in person to the new municipality in which you live to report your move; you may need to make an appointment for this so check with your local municipality. Please bring your passport or country ID card with you and proof of your new address (rental contract, contract of sale or declaration of consent from the property’s main occupant).
  2. Report your move online using your DigiD. Follow the instructions (in Dutch) for reporting your move.
  3. Send a notification by post to the new municipality in which you will live. Some municipalities may have a form for this so check your local municipality. You should at least include the following information:
  • Moving date
  • Name, birthdate and BSN number
  • Old address in the Netherlands
  • New address in the Netherlands
  • Names of the people that are moving with you
  • Telephone number
  • Signature
  • Copy of ID of the person who is changing the address