What is the Personal Records Database?

The Personal Records Database (BRP) is a register of people who live or have lived in the Netherlands. It contains personal data such as your name, gender, date of birth, place of birth and address.

The Dutch authorities need this information to issue passports, identity cards and driving licences and to know who can vote in elections, for example.

The BRP contains the personal data of:

  • people who live in the Netherlands and who are registered with a Dutch municipality (residents)
  • people who do not live in the Netherlands, no longer live in the Netherlands or live in the Netherlands for less than 4 months (non-residents)

Non-residents Records Database

The data of non-residents is contained in the part of the BRP called the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). It includes:

  • Dutch nationals who live abroad
  • cross-border commuters who live outside the Netherlands but work in the Netherlands
  • people who live outside the Netherlands and receive a Dutch state pension
  • people who live in the Netherlands for less than 4 months

Municipal databases

Dutch municipalities manage the data of people who live in the Netherlands. Each municipality has its own population register which contains the personal data of the people who live there. This data is entered into the BRP.

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