Moving to Maastricht

When you move from another municipality in the Netherlands to Maastricht, you are obliged to register with the BRP (Basisregistratie personen / municipal administration of the personal data of the inhabitants). Dutch students that move within Maastricht or to Maastricht, can register easily and quickly on the website of the municipality of Maastricht:

When you move from outside the Netherlands to Maastricht (and you are planning to stay longer than 4 months of the following 6 months), then you have to go to the City Counter (Gemeenteloket) of the municipality during opening hours, to do a “first registration” personally.

How does it work?

Before you can do a “first registration” you first need to contact the City Counter by telephone to make an appointment. All family members have to register in person and you will need the following documents:

EU/non-EU nationals:

If you are a national of an EU/EEA county, the documents listed above are sufficient for registration. However, if you are not a national of an EU/EEA country, your right to reside in the Netherlands must be verified. You must submit a request for a residence permit to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst, IND). You can do this either before or after you register as a resident.

Tuition fee:

You must be registered with a municipality in the residence area, in order to meet the residence requirements for the the lower 'statutory' tuition fee. If you do not have a valid registration, or do not submit this to the University on time, you will be required to pay the higher ‘institutional’ tuition fee.


Just as it is compulsory to register upon arrival, it is also necessary to deregister when you move out of Maastricht. You can deregister at the website of the municipality or in person at the City Counter.

If you move to another address within the Netherlands, you can register yourself at the website of your new municipality. You will then automatically be deregistered from your former municipality.

Visitors’ address:

Gemeente Maastricht
Mosae Forum 10
6211 DW Maastricht

Postal address:

Gemeente Maastricht
Postbus 1992
6201 BZ Maastricht

Contact details:

E-mail: [email protected]
Telefoon: 0031-(0)43 350 40 40
Fax: 0031-(0)43 350 41 41