You stay in the Netherlands for less than 4 months

If you stay in the Netherlands for less than 4 months, you will be referred to as a 'non-resident'. As a non-resident, you will have dealings with the Dutch government, but you do not reside in the Netherlands permanently. You must register as a non-resident with a municipality that has a special registration facility. If you register with a municipality, you will receive a citizen service number (BSN) upon your registration.

Where can you register?

If you live in the Netherlands for less than 4 months, you can register with the following municipalities:

  • Alkmaar
  • Almelo
  • Amsterdam
  • Breda
  • Den Haag
  • Doetinchem
  • Eindhoven
  • Goes
  • Groningen/Eemshaven
  • Heerlen
  • Leeuwarden
  • Leiden
  • Nijmegen
  • Rotterdam
  • Terneuzen
  • Utrecht
  • Venlo
  • Zwolle

More information about registration as a non-resident

More information about registration as a non-resident with a Dutch municipality can be found at rijksoverheid.nl (only available in Dutch).

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