Applying for a 'BSN'

The Citizen Service Number (BSN, burgerservicenummer) is a unique personal number with which you are registered with the government. Although you are not officially required to apply for a BSN, you need to have one for practical reasons, like opening a Dutch bank account and taking out an insurance.

Applying for a BSN

You stay less than for mounts
If you will be staying for less than four months, you can apply to the RNI (register for non-residents) for a BSN. HRS Services can make an appointment for you in order to request a BSN.

You stay longer than four months
If you will be staying longer than four months, a BSN will be given with your registration in the BRP which HR Services will arrange for you.