BRP registration when coming from abroad (you do not have a BSN)

Are you coming from abroad and would you like to register in the Netherlands for the first time? Do you not yet have a citizen service number (BSN, formerly Sofi number)? And will you be living in The Hague for more than 4 months? Then you are required to register in the BRP.

Everyone who comes from abroad and will be living in The Hague for more than 4 months is required to register in the Personal Records Database (BRP). The procedure to be followed depends on your individual situation.

Registration from EU/EEA country or Switzerland

For people who have an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality.

See 1st BRP registration for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals coming from abroad

Registration from abroad with residence permit application

For people who do not have an EU/EEA nationality and for (married) partners of people with an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality.

See 1st BRP registration when coming from abroad with residence permit

Registration of privileged persons

Are you working in the Netherlands as a diplomat or consular officer? Or at an international organisation? Then you have a special residency status.

See BRP registration for privileged persons

Registration of international students

For international students. See Registration procedures for international students

Registration of Dutch citizens coming from abroad

Also for Dutch citizens from the Caribbean Netherlands (the countries Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the municipalities Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius). 

See 1st BRP registration for Dutch citizens coming from abroad

Registration of children adopted from another country

For children who were adopted abroad.

See Registration of children adopted from abroad

Registration of highly-skilled migrants and scientific researchers

For people who fall within the highly skilled migrant or scientific researcher scheme of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

See Registration in the BRP for highly skilled migrants and scientific researchers coming from abroad

Published: 13 October 2020Modified: 13 October 2020