Registration and BSN

When moving to the Netherlands, you are required to register at the local municipality within 4 months after arrival. If you intend to live in Rotterdam or The Hague, the EUR can schedule an appointment for you at the Expat Center.

Once you are registered, you will receive your citizen service number (BSN). The BSN is a general unique registration number for every citizen and is to be used for all government services. You need your BSN to register yourself with the public healthcare insurance, and to access online government services such as filing your income tax return and applying for allowances, such as the 30% rule. Most importantly, the EUR needs your BSN in order to pay out your salary. It is therefore important to schedule your registration appointment as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands.


If you have any questions about registration or BSN, please contact HR International.

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