What will I need when reporting the move?
If you are moving to an owner-occupied or rented house, you need no specific documents. Are you moving in with someone else, or planning on living together with someone? You will need the following items:
- A copy of the identity document of the owner/main occupant;
- a written declaration of consent from the owner/main occupant. You can use the declaration below for this.
- Declaration of lodging by main occupant (25.65 KB)
Who is authorised to report the move?
- You can report a move if you are over 16 years of age.
- You can report a move by your parents or children if they live at the same address. You can also report a move for your partner if you are married or have a registered partnership.
- You can report a move for someone else if they have authorised you to do so.
- A trustee will report your move for you if you are currently in receivership.
Do you wish to report a move by a company or institution? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the new address and the number of your registration with the KvK (Chamber of Commerce). Don't forget to inform the Chamber of Commerce of the move.
What happens after I have reported my change of address?
The move will be immediately processed in the Key Register of Persons (BRP). If you are moving to Eindhoven from another municipality, the data will be transferred overnight and you will be registered by the day after. As soon as you are registered with us, you will automatically be deregistered at the other municipality. You will receive a letter of confirmation within 5 working days.
The following organisations will be informed by us after we have processed your move:
- Centraal administratiekantoor (CAK)
- Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) (formerly IB Group)
- Rijdienst voor het Wegverkeer (RDW)
- de Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)
Making a mistake in the report
Have you made a mistake in the report of your move? Tell us about it in a brief letter. Write which details were mistaken and what the correct details should be. Send this letter to: Gemeente Eindhoven, attention of College van B&W, Postbus 90150, 5600 RB Eindhoven.
Deliberately reporting false information can result in a fine of up to 325 Euros (administrative penalty).
Can I also report the move by post or at the counter?
Yes, certainly. Would you like to report your move at the counter? Pop in to the Residents' Plaza, without an appointment, on any working day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Your move will be processed immediately.
Would you rather do this by post? Complete the online form (only in Dutch). Print the completed form and send it, together with any documents required, to Gemeente Eindhoven, afdeling BEO, Postbus 90150, 5600 RB Eindhoven. Your move will be processed within 5 working days.
Would you prefer to report your move at the counter or by post? You will need the following items:
- a valid identity document;
- a rental or purchase contract for your new home.
If you are moving in with someone else, or planning on living together with someone, you will also need:
- a copy of the identity document of the owner/main occupant;
- a written declaration of consent from the owner/main occupant. You can use the declaration below for this (only in Dutch).
I am moving to a care home. How do I report that?
Are you moving to a care home or other institution? Please indicate whether you would prefer to be registered at the address of the care home or at a correspondence address of your choice.
Registration at the address of the care home/institution
You can report the move to an institution to us either in person or in writing. What you will need:
- The 'moving to a care home or institution' form (only in Dutch), completed and signed. Complete the form online, print and sign it.
- A copy of your identity document.
Registration at a correspondence address
Your correspondence address is the address at which you are registered and which is known to all relevant organisations. All your correspondence is sent to this address. This means that no organisation is aware of the fact that you are resident elsewhere, not even the municipality where you are registered.
If you would like a correspondence address with someone who lives in another municipality, request the correspondence address at that municipality. You will then be registered there and deregistered here. All your municipal matters will be dealt with there from that moment.
If you are registering at a correspondence address in Eindhoven, you will need the following items:
- The 'moving to a care home or institution' form (only in Dutch), completed and signed. Complete the form online, print and sign it. Take note: You need this form only when requesting a correspondence address. We will register the correspondence address, and not the address of the care home, in our systems.
- A copy of your identity document.
- The consent form for the main occupant of the correspondence address (only in Dutch) in which he/she declares their consent, completed and signed.
- A copy of the identity document of the main occupant at that address.
Hand in all the documents at the counter in the Residents' Plaza on any working day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or send them to: Gemeente Eindhoven, Postbus 90150, 5600 RB Eindhoven.
I'm moving to Eindhoven from abroad. How do I report that?
Are you moving to Eindhoven from abroad, or will you be staying in The Netherlands for at least 4 of the coming 6 months? Register in person within 5 days of your arrival here. You can do this at the appropriate counter at the Residents' Plaza. If your partner and/or children are moving with you, bring them with you to the Residents' Plaza.
- Is this the first time you have moved to Eindhoven? Please make an appointment. To do so, phone 14 040 or, from outside The Netherlands, +31 40 2386000.
- Have you previously been registered in The Netherlands and did you leave before 1994? In that case too, make an appointment by phoning 14 040 or, from outside The Netherlands, +31 40 2386000.
- Have you previously been registered in The Netherlands and did you leave after 1994? In that case you can pop in to the Residents' Plaza without an appointment, any working day between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Is your nationality other than Dutch and are you arriving from a country which is not a member of the EU? In that case, phone the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) at 0900 - 123 4561.
Have you applied for asylum? You will not be eligible for registration in the municipal administration during the first 6 months, if you are living in an asylum seekers’ or reception centre.
When you come to the Residents' Plaza to register, bring with you the following items:
- a valid passport. EU residents may also use an identity card. If you have Dutch nationality, you have to show your Dutch passport or identity card;
- original documents of events which took place abroad, such as marriage or divorce, births of your children, adoption, custody, acknowledgement of a child or death. For example: marriage, birth or death certificates;
- the rental or purchase contract of the home you are buying or renting;
- if you are arriving here from Belgium, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius or Saba, also bring proof of your deregistration with you.
Are you moving in with someone else, or planning on living together with someone? You will need the following items:
- a copy of the valid identity document of the owner/main occupant;
- a written declaration of consent from the owner/main occupant.
Depending on the country of your residence at present, we can request extra information and supporting documents.
Documents from abroad often have to be authenticated. For more information about authenticating documents, see rijksoverheid.nl.