Settling from abroad

Are you coming from abroad to live in the Netherlands for the first time and will you be living in The Hague for more than 4 months? Or have you previously been registered with the BRP in the Netherlands? Then you are required to (re)register with the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP).

Everyone who comes from abroad to live for more than 4 months in The Hague is required to register with the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). You also receive a citizen service number (BSN) when you register in the BRP. The procedure to be followed depends on your individual situation.

Registration procedures EU/EEA or Swiss citizens
Are you not a citizen of the Netherlands but a citizen of another EU/EEA country or Switzerland and will you be staying in The Hague for longer than 4 months?

Registration procedures for people with residence permit
Are you coming from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, not a citizen of 1 of the following countries and will you be staying in The Hague for more than 4 months?

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?

Registration procedures for international students

Are you a foreign student who will be staying in The Hague for longer than 4 months?

Registration procedures highly-skilled migrants and scientific researchers

Are you a highly-skilled migrant or scientific researcher working for a company or organisation which is authorised as a sponsor by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)?

Registration procedures for Dutch citizens coming from abroad
Are you a Dutch citizen living abroad and will you be moving to The Hague for more than 4 months?

Resettling in The Hague from abroad
Are you coming from abroad to live in the Netherlands and have you been registered in the Netherlands before? Or have you been deregistered from the Municipal Personal Records Database in the past?

Registering children adopted from abroad
Did you adopt a child abroad and is that child going to live in The Hague?

Registration procedures for asylum seekers
Are you coming from abroad, are you an asylum seeker and will you be staying in The Hague for more than 4 months?

Registration procedures for non-residents of the Netherlands
Are you coming to the Netherlands to work or to study for less than 4 months?

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Published: 14 February 2017Modified: 7 June 2018