registering your address

This is a guide for students who need help registering their address in Maastricht. It is a legal requirement to register your initial address with the municipality if you are planning on staying in Maastricht more than 4 months. Students who are not staying for longer than four months do not have to register (such as exchange students).

You can attend one of the free registration sessions organised by UM and the municipality to register. These sessions are organized throughout the arrival periods of new students and you can sign up here. Further, if you are moving to another address during your stay you are obliged to register your current address with the municipality. Are you a non-EU student? When you pick up your residence permit at the visa office, you will be registered by the municipality.

Also, don’t forget to deregister from the municipality once you leave Maastricht! You can do so online. Deregistering is important! If you don’t there could be problems for your roommates or the person that moves into your room when you leave.

If you change address within Maastricht, you also have to let the municipality know. You can use the guidance document below to help you do so.

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