BSN and registration as a non-resident of the Netherlands (RNI)

Do you live outside the Netherlands? Or are you moving to the Netherlands for no more than 4 months? For example, to do seasonal work or a short study or internship? And you do not yet have a citizen service number (BSN)? Then you can apply for a BSN. You need this number to arrange your government affairs.

How does it work?

Make an appointment at 1 of the 19 participating RNI municipalities in the Netherlands. The Hague is 1 of these RNI municipalities. You will then get a citizen service number (BSN). Your information will be recorded in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).

Belangrijke informatie:

Conditions

  • You do not live in the Netherlands or you will be staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months.
  • You do not yet have a citizen service number (BSN) or Sofi number.
  • You may request a citizen service number (BSN) only for yourself.

Needed at the appointment

  • A valid form of identification. This may not be a driving licence.
  • The 'Request for registration in the Non-residents Records Database'. You can download the form in 15 languages from the website of the National Office for Identity Data. Complete and print the form and bring it with you to your appointment at the RNI service counter.
  • The 'Statement of consent for registration of additional contact data in the Non-residents Records database (RNI)'. You can download the form in 15 languages from the website of the National Office for Identity Data. Complete and print the form and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Do you have children under the age of 16 years? They also need to attend the appointment to be registered in the RNI.
  • Bring an original birth certificate and, if applicable, the acknowledgment certificate for these children which proves that you are the parent.
  • Sometimes your certificate or document needs to be legalised and/or translated. You can look up country specific information on the website of netherlandsandyou.nl. Choose the country which issued your document. 

Make an appointment

By telephone

You can call the municipality on tel. 14070 to make an appointment.

Appointment times

You can make an appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30 to 16.15 hrs.

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

Fees

Free.

How long does it take?

You will be registered immediately in the RNI during the appointment. You will get your citizen service number (BSN) right away.

Good to know

Also see Change address or personal details in Non-residents Records Database (RNI)