Registration procedures for privileged persons

Are you employed in the Netherlands as a diplomat or consular officer? Or do you work for an international organisation, such as the United Nations? Then you have special residency status. You could consider registering in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP, formerly the GBA).

  • If this situation does not apply to you, have a look at Settling from abroad.
  • Privileged persons can make an appointment to register in the BRP by sending an email to or by completing the appointment form online.
  • You will need to attend the appointment in person. Do your family members also need to register with the municipality? Then they need to accompany you to the appointment.


    • You qualify as a privileged person.
    • You are in possession of a privileged person's identity card.

    What you need for registration

    • a valid form of identification. A driving licence will not be accepted.
    • a Proof of Occupancy
    • a recently-issued original birth certificate
      If you are married, a recently-issued original marriage certificate. These documents are only needed for the first registration or if you have never shown your certificates before. They will be reviewed during your appointment. These documents are not required in order to register. Both documents can also be presented at a later date. Make an appointment for this.
    • your privileged person's identity card


    Documents from certain countries must be legalised or have an apostille. You can find more information on the website of


    Some foreign documents must be translated into Dutch by a certified translator. Check which rules apply under Translating foreign documents.


      This service is provided free of charge.

      How long does it take?

      You will be registered in the BRP during your appointment. You will then also get your citizen service number (BSN) right away.