REGISTER WITH THE MUNICIPALITY

Are you going to study in the Netherlands? Under Dutch law every person who is planning to live in the Netherlands for more than four months must register with the municipality of the town where they live.

CITIZEN SERVICE NUMBER (BSN)

The registration at the municipal administration and the Personal Records Database (BRP) is also an application for the BSN (burgerservicenummer = citizen service number or CSN/TIN). This registration is mandatory for all students and this number is required for working, opening a Dutch bank account, for visiting a doctor or receiving hospital treatment in the Netherlands.

In most cases, you will receive your citizen service number directly at your appointment with the municipality.

HOW TO REGISTER

Please check that you register at the correct municipality. You must register in the town where you will live.

To save time, you can already schedule an appointment before your arrival in the Netherlands. However, make sure that your actual appointment is after the start date of your rental contract, otherwise you will not receive your BSN immediately.

I DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO STAY YET

Officially, you must register as soon as possible and within 5 days after your arrival in the Netherlands. If you do not have a place to live yet, you cannot register anywhere unfortunately.

To register at the municipality of Amsterdam you need to make an appointment as soon as possible, as time slots fill up very fast.

Registration during the semester

Make an appointment by calling +31 20 624 1111. Find more information on the website of the municipality .

Registration arriving students August 2022

The AUAS has specific arrangements with the municipality of Amsterdam for easy registration of our students in August and September 2022. More information will be shared here soon.

You will always need to bring:

  • your valid passport (or European Union ID card)
  • a printed copy of the identity details pages (personal details & photo) of your passport or copy of your EU ID card
    If you have more than one nationality and more than one passport, you are required to bring all your passports.
  • a printed copy of your rental contract
  • Your student ID card or proof of enrollment at the AUAS
  • NOTE: You do NOT need to bring your birth certificate, depsite the fact that this is mentioned on the official website. Our students are exempted from this.

Please prepare all the printed documents carefully before you have your appointment.

No rental contract?

If you do not have a rental contract, because you stay in the house of a friend or relative, the landlord/primary occupant/home owner needs to fill out and sign a permission to register at address form. You need to bring this document as well to your appointment. this is for the municipality of Amsterdam only. For other municipalities, please check their procedure yourself.

Download the form for permission to register at someone else's address here.

Changing address within Amsterdam?

Notify the municipality on time if you change address .

If you are going to live at Rode Kruislaan (De Key) or OurCampus, you will have to register at the municipality of Diemen, a neighbouring town of Amsterdam.

Registration during the semester

Make an appointment by calling:

  • from abroad: 0031 20 3144888
  • In the Netherlands: 020 3144888

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 12:30hrs
  • Monday and Wednesday also 13:30 – 15:30hrs

Registration arriving students August 2022

The AUAS has specific arrangements with the municipality of Diemen for easy registration of our students in August and September 2022. More information will be shared here soon.

You will always need to bring:

  • your passport (or European Union ID card)
  • a printed copy of your passport (or European ID card)
  • a printed copy of your rental contract (the pages with your full name and address)
  • students who require visa: your residence permit. If you did not receive this yet, please show proof of your residence permit application (‘Kennisgevingsbrief’ in the email from AUAS Immigration Affairs)
  • a printed copy of the completed registration form of the Municipality of Diemen (see link to pdf below).

Address municipality Diemen:

D.J. Den Hartoglaan 1
1111 ZB Diemen

Download the registration form for DIEMEN here

Check on the website of the specific municipality how to register and what documents you need to bring. You might be required to bring a birth certificate as well.

Published by  Student Affairs 19 April 2022