Proof of citizen service number (BSN)

A proof of the citizen service number (BSN) is an extract from the Personal Records Database (BRP) which also states your BSN.

This extract contains:

  • your surname
  • your given name(s)
  • your date and place of birth
  • your home address
  • your citizen service number

This extract is only available in Dutch.

Conditions

You are registered at an address in The Hague. If you are not registered, please go to Extract non-resident of the Netherlands (RNI).

Apply for the extract

Apply for the extract online (in Dutch). Log in with DigiD. Once you are logged in, click on ‘Volgende’. You can then choose which extract you need.

  • You can also apply for it at the Department of Public Service counter at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office. Make an appointment so that you do not need to wait. Bring a valid form of identification. If your BSN is not on this ID, take your BSN with you (for example, write it on a piece of paper).  
  • Do you need the extract right away? Then you can request it without an appointment at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office. You will get the document on the spot. You will have to bring a valid form of identification.
  • Are you requesting an extract on someone else’s behalf? Bring (a copy of) the valid form of identification for this person. You will also need written authorisation. You can use the Written authorisation form for BRP for this.
  • Are you applying for an extract for your children and are they younger than 16 years old? Then you do not need written authorisation.
BRP written authorisation form (PDF, 204,7 kB)

    Fees

    Proof of your BSN costs € 15.25 in 2021.

    You can pay in cash or use a bank card at City Hall Spui. You can only use a bank card at the Leyweg City Office. Unfortunately it is not possible to pay with a credit card.

    How long does it take?

    Are you applying for the extract online? The municipality will send you the extract within 3 working days. This can take longer depending on the mail service to your home address.

    Are you requesting the extract at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office? You will get the document right away. You need to bring a valid form of identification with you.

    Good to know

    You can make a safe copy of your identity document with your mobile telephone or tablet using the KopieID app. Read more on the website of the Dutch government

    Also see

    Proof of BSN for Dutch citizens abroad