You can make an appointment at one of the 19 RNI municipalities in the Netherlands. At which RNI municipality you register at is up to you.
Registering in person
You must appear in person at the RNI municipality where you have an appointment. If you want to register anyone other than yourself, that person must be present too. This also applies to children.
What to bring with you
Bring a valid form of identification with you: a passport or an identity card.
If you don’t speak Dutch, English or German, you should also bring someone to interpret for you.
When registering a child under the age of 16 you will also need to bring:
- a valid form of identification for the child; and
- a birth certificate or declaration of acknowledgement of parentage stating that you are the child’s parent. Sometimes you need to have a foreign certificate translated and/or legalised first. Check with the municipality to find out what requirements this document must meet.
You can download the registration form and bring the completed form to the RNI desk.
Registration in the RNI is free.
After you have registered
If everything is in order, the municipality will register you in the RNI. You will then receive proof of registration and a citizen service number (BSN). You will need your BSN for your dealings with the Dutch government.
Ensure that your details in the RNI are correct
Have your details changed? Then please report the changes to the RNI, so that Dutch (government) organisations can still contact you.
I am moving abroad
If you live in the Netherlands and move abroad, you need to deregister with the municipality where you live. The municipality will transfer your data to the Register of Non-Residents (RNI).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.