Welcome bag with useful information to ensure that you have a smooth start to life in the Leiden region
30 minutes with our helpdesk expert, who can answer questions you may have and make sure that you have organised all the essentials
During a registration appointment at Leiden International Centre, you will be registered with the municipality and will immediately receive a BSN.
Things to Note
We cannot assist with biometric appointments or residence permit collection. The closest IND location with these services is in the Hague
You can only register when you actually relocate, not on a preview trip
We cannot do resettlement registrations (hervestiging). Your BSN is unique to you and never changes; if you previously lived in the Netherlands and then de-registered you should make an appointment with Leiden municipality
For an address change, please contact your local municipality
When the Netherlands is no longer your primary country of residence, you must inform your municipality. Check "Leaving the Netherlands" for details
Staying 4 months or less
If you are visiting the Netherlands from abroad to work or study, and you will be staying less than 4 months, you are not required to register. However, in the case that you have to deal with any Dutch government agencies such as the Tax Administration Authority (Belastingdienst), a BSN will still be required. This can be obtained by registering as a non-citizen in the Personal Records Database (Register Niet-Ingezetenen - RNI).