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Where can I find my citizen service number on my Dutch identity card?

Your citizen service number (BSN) is located on either the front or back of your Dutch identity card, depending on when the card was issued. In the pictures below the BSN is circled in red.

Attention: Do you have an ID card dated 2 August 2021 or later? If so, your citizen service number is also shown in a QR code on the back of your ID card.
On ID cards issued after 2014, the BSN is printed on the back.

On ID cards issued after 2014 it is on the back.

Identity cards issued before 2014 have the citizen service number on the front

Identity cards issued before 2014 have the citizen service number on the front.

No Dutch identity card?

Do you not have a Dutch ID card? You can also find your BSN in other ways.

No BSN yet?

Don't you have a citizen service number yet? Read how you can get a BSN.

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