Make an appointment for your registration within 5 days after the arrival and choose ‘verhuizen vanuit het buitenland'. Indicate for how many people you make the appointment. When you go to your appointment, bring the following documents:
Only English, German and French deeds will be accepted without translation by a sworn translator. Foreign documents have to meet the rules for rules for legislation foreign documents. These rules depend on the country where the documents were issued.
Up to 4 weeks later, your registration will be listed in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP). If you also apply for a residence permit, your registration will become definitive if the municipality is informed by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, IND) that you are allowed to live in the Netherlands. When you register, you will receive a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN) during your appointment.
A BSN is required in order to be permitted to work, open a bank account, make use of a healthcare institution (a doctor or hospital) and to apply for benefits or an allowance.
All international residents of the Utrecht region, are welcome to use the information desk of the Expat Center Utrecht.
Do you have a question on practical matters? Or do you want to know where you can obtain various professional services in English? Please feel free to walk in and ask the staff. Staff members at the Information desk are volunteers of ACCESS, a not-for-profit organization supporting the international community in the Netherlands. They are expats themselves or have experienced being abroad to work and live. They are very happy to help you. So visit them on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9-17 hours.ACCESS