How to register in the BRP of The Hague

What do you need to take to your appointment to register in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen, BRP) of The Hague?

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirements of what you need to bring to your BRP appointment include:

  • A valid form of identification (this may not be a driving licence)
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  • All family members who would like to register need to attend the appointment. This includes babies, young children and older family members.

Make sure that you are on time for your appointment. If you arrive too late, there may be no time left to help you.

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Foreign documents

If you were born, married or divorced abroad, also take the following documents to the appointment:

  • Your birth certificate.
  • If applicable: the birth certificates of your partner and/or your children.
  • If applicable: your marriage certificate or certificate of civil partnership.
  • If applicable: divorce papers.
  • If applicable: adoption papers and/or a death certificate for your partner or child(ren).

These documents are not required for registration. Nevertheless take them with you to your appointment. The municipality will review these documents. If they are in order, the information will be registered in the BRP. You may also submit these documents after an initial registration in the BRP.

More information at Begin link: Register foreign documents in the BRP, end link. .

BRP explained

The Personal Records Database (BRP) is administered by the Department of Public Service (Publiekszaken) at the Municipality of The Hague. One of the main purposes of the BRP is to get as complete a picture as possible of your life events such as birth, marriage, divorce and death. Under Dutch law citizens are obliged to inform the municipality (meldplicht) of any changes in personal circumstances.

The personal data of all individuals residing in the Netherlands is shared among the various Dutch municipalities through a central computer network system. Organisations such as the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst), police, Ministry of Justice and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) are examples of organisations which make use of the information in the BRP for their administration.


You can request an extract from the municipality’s Personal Records Database (BRP). It provides proof that you are recorded in the municipality’s population register. The document contains your personal data as they are registered at the municipality. Such as your address. Read more under Begin link: BRP extract from the Dutch population register, end link. .


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