Moving abroad

By appointment only

From 18 March onwards, the municipality will work by appointment only. This changed service will be applicable until at least 1oktober 2020.

Read more about the changed service in the news item.

Are you leaving for another country for at least 8 months? You must unregister from the municipality of Haarlem. Do this no sooner than 5 days before you leave. The municipality will adjust your make the appropriate changes top your details. If one or more people are staying behind at your home address, everyone who is moving must come to the municipal service centre in person to give notice of the move. Minors must also come in person.

You can also declare your move abroad if you are not certain at which address you will be living.

Visits are by appointment only from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm and on Thursdays between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm. The phonenumber to make an appointment: 0031 23 511 511 5115.

If no one is staying behind at your home address, you can give notice of your move in writing.

Who can give notice of a move?

If all persons living at the address are leaving for another country, you can give notice of the move in writing or in person at the municipal service centre.

You can give notice of the move for the following persons:

  • cohabiting spouse or registered partner: for each other
  • parent, guardian or carer: for children younger than 16
  • children older than 16: for parents who live with them
  • receiver: for a person who has gone into receivership

If not all residents of the address are going abroad, everyone who is moving must come to the municipal service centre in person to give notice of the move. Giving notice of the move in writing is not possible in this case.

The receiver has to give notice of the move for a person in receivership.

Passing on a change of address in writing or in the municipal service centre

At the municipal service centre

You can give notice of a move at the municipal service centre, too. Do not forget to bring your identification. If one or more people are staying behind at your home address, everyone who is moving must come to the municipal service centre in person to give notice of the move. Minors must also come in person.

If no one is staying behind at your home address, you can give notice of your move in writing.

Make your online appointment now (this form is in Dutch)

Or you can make an appointment by telephone on 14 023.

In writing

Send a signed letter and a copy of your valid ID to:

Municipality of Haarlem
Customer Contact Centre
Postbus 511
2003 PB Haarlem

Include the following information in your letter:

  • The departure date
  • The country of departure
  • If possible, the address abroad
  • Contact information such as your email address and/or telephone number
  • A signature

Removal date

If your notice of relocation is complete, you will be deregistered the next work day. If the removal date is in the future, you will be deregistered on the removal date specified by you.

Notice must be given on the day of departure or at most 5 days before. You will then be deregistered from your address.

Declaration of intended departure

A declaration of intended departure is necessary for customs, such as for the clearing of goods. You must come to the municipal service centre in person for this.

Certificate of deregistration

A certificate of deregistration includes your personal information and the date of your move abroad. A certificate of deregistration proves that you have been deregistered from the Netherlands. For relocation to Aruba, CuraƧao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, a certificate of deregistration is mandatory. You need this certificate to register there.

When you deregister and specify a full address, the municipality will send you a certificate of deregistration by default. The certificate of deregistration can also be requested at RNR municipalities. RNR stands for Registration of Non-Residents. The RNR municipalities are Alkmaar, Almelo, Amsterdam, Breda, Den Haag, Doetinchem, Eindhoven, Groningen, Goes, Heerlen, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht, Venlo and Zwolle.

Read more about the registration of non-residents at government.nl.