Registering as a temporary resident (non-resident) of the Netherlands

Will you be staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months? For example to work or to study? Then you can register as a temporary resident (non-resident) in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI, Registratie Niet-Ingezetenen). The RNI is part of the Personal Records Database (BRP, Basisgegistratie Personen).

Why register as a temporary resident?

When you register with the RNI, you will receive a citizen service number  (BSN, Burgerservicenummer). You need this personal citizen service number in your contacts with the Dutch government, for example concerning health care, buying or renting a house, taxes, work and education.