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Local Registration

If you are moving to the Netherlands from abroad, registration at the local municipality (gemeente) will be part of the relocation process. Anyone staying, or planning to stay, in the Netherlands for more than four months needs to register at the town hall in the municipality where they will be residing. Most gemeenten require you to register within five days of arriving in the Netherlands. Our services:

Local Registration Service

Our team provides valuable service when it comes to this important step of the relocation process. We provide clear instructions about the documents needed for local registration. We will coordinate and accompany (if agreed) the appointment in order to make sure the process runs smoothly. We will follow up to make sure the BSN is issued as soon as possible, when not received immediately. Let us unburden you and make your relocation to the Netherlands a stressfree experience!

Registration of Non Inhabitants (RNI)

When a BSN is required, but your stay is less than 4 months, you will be able to apply for a BSN at one of the 19 municipalities which are authorized to register you in the Register Non Inhabitants (RNI). Should you extend your stay, you are required to change your registration at the town hall from non-resident to the status of long-stay-resident.

BSN number

A BSN is a unique personal registration number for any interaction with the Dutch authorities, getting paid, being entitled to benefits, but also for opening a bank account and taking out a health insurance. Registering at the local municipality is how one obtains a BSN. After the town hall registration visit, you will receive your personal public service number (BSN), either immediately or a certain period of time after (depending on the municipality’s process flow).

When a BSN is required, but your stay is less than 4 months, you will be able to apply for a BSN at one of the 19 municipalities which are authorized to register you in the Register Non Inhabitants (RNI). Should you extend your stay, you are required to change your registration at the town hall from non-resident to the status of long-stay-resident. Our team can assist with this process and advise on the required documentation.

Immigration and local registration services combined

In some cases it is possible for Settle Service to offer streamlined procedures that combine appointments related to resident permits, obtaining a BSN, and address registration. This saves you lots of valuable time!

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