Living abroad

If you were registered with a Dutch municipality on 26 November 2007, you did not have to take any action yourself. Your tax and social security number was automatically converted into your citizen service number (BSN).

You are going to move abroad

If you are going to move abroad, your BSN will remain valid. You can continue using your BSN.

You already live abroad

If you went to live abroad before 26 November 2007, but after 30 September 1994, your tax and social security number will automatically have been converted into your BSN. Your BSN consists of the same digits as your tax and social security number.

If you went to live abroad before 1 October 1994 and you have a tax and social security number, you will keep your tax and social security number. If you move to the Netherlands again, you have to register with the municipality where you are going to live. The municipality will then convert your tax and social security number into a BSN.

Did you move abroad before 1 October 1994 and do you have no tax and social security number? In that case, you should register with the municipality where you are going to live if you move to the Netherlands again. This municipality will then give you a BSN.

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