Please note: if you're already registered at a Dutch municipality, you only have to notify us your of your change of address.
You need to personally register at our desk if you want to register in the Netherlands for the first time. Make an appointment by phone. When you come you need to bring with you:
- valid proof of your identity (such as a passport)
- a printed and signed rental contract proof of home ownership or a declaration by the property's registered occupant to prove you have residence
- a birth certificate, if you were born abroad
- a proof that the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has approved your residence if you don’t have European nationality (from an EU/EEA country)
- an announcement of your change of address if you come from Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius or Saba
- You may also need:
- a marriage or divorce certificate
- a death certificate (to prove that your marriage is dissolved by death)
- birth certificates of your children
Bring also a proof of deregistration from the country where you were registered previously if this applies to you
- You have the Dutch nationality, or a residence permit for certain or indefinite periods of time
- You stay longer than 4 months living in the Netherlands
If the requested documents are not written in Dutch, English, German or French, then you must have them translated. You don't have to legalize the translation if the translator is sworn in the Netherlands. In all other cases, you must re-legalize the original document in the Netherlands. More information can be found at www.rijksoverheid.nl.