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Where can I find my citizen service number on my Dutch passport?

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Your citizen service number (BSN) is located either on the front or back of the personal details page of your Dutch passport. The personal details page is the hard plastic page that contains your photo.

BSN on passport from 2014

Do you have a passport with an issue date in 2014 or after 2014? Then your BSN is at the top of page 1, on the back of the personal details page (the page with your photo). Your BSN consists of 9 numbers. Above your BSN is the text 'personal number', which is another word for BSN. Your BSN is also in the long row of letters and numbers under your photo. They are the last 9 numbers of the long row.

Picture of a passport issued after 2014. On the back of the holder page, your BSN (circled in red on the image) is shown at the top.

On passports issued after 2014 it is on the back.

BSN on passport before 2014

Do you have a passport with an issue date before 2014? Then your BSN is on the front of the personal details page (the page with your photo), next to your date of birth. Your BSN consists of 9 numbers. Above your BSN is the text 'personal number', which is another word for BSN. Your BSN is also in the long row of letters and numbers under your photo. They are the last 9 numbers of the long row.

Picture of a passport issued before 2014. On the front of the holder page, your BSN (circled in red on the image) is displayed at the bottom left, next to your date of birth.

On passports issued before 2014 the BSN is located on the front of the personal details page.

No Dutch passport?

Do you not have a Dutch passport? 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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