Register again in the BRP (you already have a BSN)

Are you moving back to The Hague from another country? Or have you been deregistered and would you like to register again? If you will be living in The Hague for longer than 4 months, you need to register again in the Personal Records Database (BRP). This is required by law.

If this situation does not apply to you, go to Moving to The Hague from abroad.

Conditions

  • You will be living in The Hague for 4 months or longer.

  • You already have a citizen service number (BSN).
  • You were previously registered in the Netherlands or in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI).

Who is it for?

Everyone who already has a citizen service number (BSN), is coming from abroad to live in the Netherlands and will be living in The Hague for longer than 4 months. This also applies to Dutch citizens from the Caribbean Netherlands (the countries Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the municipalities Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius).

    Needed at the appointment

    • A valid form of identification (this may not be a driving licence).
      The registration desk will check whether you may also register using an expired passport. Was your passport stolen or is it lost? Then fill in a declaration of loss during your appointment at City Hall Spui or the Leyweg City Office.
    • A valid proof of occupancy.
    • A proof of deregistration if you are coming from Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba or Sint Eustatius. You will get this document when you report your departure to the Civil Registry office (Dienst Burgerlijke Stand en Bevolkingsadministratie).
    • All family members who would like to register need to attend the appointment. This includes babies, young children and older family members.

    You do not have a European Union (EU) nationality? Take 1 of the following documents to your appointment:

    • a permanent residence document
    • a residence endorsement sticker from the IND in your passport
    • the temporary regular residence permit sticker (MVV) dating from after 1 June 2013
    • authorisation by the IND (Entrance and Residence procedure, TEV)

    Have you been granted asylum? Then take the following documents to your appointment:

    • your valid foreign nationals identity document (Vreemdelingen Identiteitsbewijs, VI) or residence document. See the information under Foreign Nationals Identity Document (Type W and W2) on the website of the IND.
    • A supervision order for unaccompanied minors.

          Make an appointment

          • Make an appointment via the website.
          • Fill in your new address in The Hague.
          • Indicate how many people need to be registered. Count all family members. Otherwise there may not be enough time to register everybody.
          • All family members who would like to register need to attend the appointment. This includes babies, young children and older family members.

          Make an appointment

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

            Fees

            Free.

            How long does it take?

            Your registration will usually be processed in the BRP within 4 weeks. You will receive a confirmation of your registration with an overview of your registered information.

            Good to know

            • Have your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce papers, adoption certificate(s) or other important documents not (yet) been registered in the BRP? Have this done as quickly as possible. Make an appointment to register foreign source documents in the BRP.  
            • Would you like to know which personal details the Dutch population register (BRP) contains and what they are used for? Read about this on the website of the Dutch government.
            • Will you be moving to another address in The Hague after you registered? Report your move.
            • Will you be moving to another municipality in the Netherlands or abroad after you registered? Report your move to the new municipality or deregister.
            • Everybody 16 years and older is allowed to report his or her own move if he or she has not been placed under guardianship.