You are staying in Rotterdam for longer than 4 months. Make sure you make an appointment for registration in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) within 5 days after your arrival.
You have to register yourself and your family (if applicable) at the Department of Public Service. Adults and minors must apply in person.
Making an appointment for first registration
Call to our municipal service number (010) 267 16 25 to make an appointment to visit the department. When you call from abroad, call +31 10 267 16 25.
After registering yourself you will also be provided with a Citizen Service Number (BSN). You need this number when you open a bank account or take out health insurance.
If you are a highly skilled migrant ('kennismigrant') your employer will arrange this for you. In other cases you must do so yourself. It is also important that you deregister with the municipality when you leave the Netherlands.
Please note: the municipality of Rotterdam can impose an administrative fine if you deliberately provide incorrect information for the BRP. This fine is an incentive to make sure that everyone registers properly and passes on correct information in good time.
The IND address is:
3013 AP Rotterdam
Every person in the Netherlands has a personal registration number. It is called the Citizen Service Number ('Burgerservicenummer' or BSN). This number is issued to Dutch citizens along with their birth certificate.
You need the BSN in order to:
If you were not born in the Netherlands, you must apply for the number yourself.
How to obtain a BSN
When you come to live in the Netherlands and register with the Municipal Personal Records Database, you will automatically receive a Citizen Service Number. You need the following documents:
Check the following webpage of the government for more information.
To invite friends and family use the IND Application form (pdf) proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation. This procedure is only for people who need a visa to be able to come to the Netherlands.
Fill in the application form and have your signature legalized by the municipality. This will cost € 12,10 (2019). Make an appointment by calling our municipal service number (010) 267 16 25.
Check the IND website for more information.
There are 3 ways to do this: