Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

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.

What if I have to self-quarantine?

Officially, you must register as soon as possible and within 5 days after your arrival in the Netherlands. The municipalities have made an exception for students who have to self-quarantine. You can register after the quarantine period. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we ask you not to go to the city office during your quarantine period or if you have any possible Covid-19 symptoms.

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.

Normally, in most cases, you will receive your citizen service number directly at your appointment with the municipality. However, due to several practical and technical issues at the moment, the municipality cannot give out the BSN directly at your appointment. They understand that this is very unfortunate and they will do their utmost to provide students with their BSN as soon as possible after their registration.

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.

How to register

Make sure that you register at the correct municipality. You must register in the town where you will live. To safe time, you can already schedule an appointment online or by phone (depending on which municipality, see below) before your arrival in the Netherlands.

To register at the municipality of Amsterdam you need to make an appointment as soon as possible, as time slots fill up very fast. You can already schedule an appointment before arrival in the Netherlands. Officially, your registration appointment must be as soon as possible and within 5 days after your arrival in the Netherlands. However, due to long waiting times at the municipality which are beyond their control, your appointment could be at a later date. This is no problem, but please make an appointment as soon as possible.

You can choose between 2 city offices at 2 locations. Make an appointment here .

You 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

Please prepare all the 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 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.

You 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 (all pages!)
  • 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).

Rode Kruislaan

The municipality of Diemen will be present at Rode Kruislaan on Friday 20 August from 9am to 4pm and Monday 23 August from 9am to 7pm to register students on the spot. Check above for which documents & copies you need to bring. If you arrive after these dates, please make a regular appointment as described below.

Ourcampus Diemen

The municipality of Diemen will be present at Ourcampus on Tuesday 24 and Tuesday 31 August from 9am to 4pm to register students on the spot. Check above for which documents & copies you need to bring. If you arrive after these dates, please make a regular appointment as described below.

Regular appointment for registration

You have to make an appointment by calling:

  • In the Netherlands: 020 3144888
  • Outside the Netherlands: +31 20 3144888

Address municipality Diemen:

D.J. Den Hartoglaan 1
1111 ZB Diemen

Because of strict coronavirus measures, the municipality allows max. 8 students to enter the building at the same time. If you arrive with more students at the same time, please wait outside for your pre-booked personal appointment.

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 11 October 2021