To register at the municipality of Amsterdam, the AUAS will organise specific registration days for our international students for easy and fast registration. This way, students will receive their BSN (citizen service number) immediately. Do not make a regular appointment with the municipality, as this process will be slow and inefficient and you will receive your BSN many weeks later.
SUMMER REGISTRATION DAYS
You can choose to go to the municipality of Amsterdam between 9:00-16:00 on one of these specific dates without making an appointment:
- Monday 11 September / Tuesday 12 September / Wednesday 13 September / Thursday 14 September / Friday 15 September
- Monday 18 September / Tuesday 19 September / Wednesday 20 September / Thursday 21 September / Friday 22 September
You need to bring:
- your valid passport (or European Union ID card)
- 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 active rental contract
- a printed copy of your student ID card or printed copy of your proof of enrolment at the AUAS
- You do NOT need to bring a birth certificate despite the fact that this is mentioned on the official website of the municipality. Our students are exempted from this.
There are no printing facilities available at the municipality’s office. Please prepare all the printed documents carefully before your appointment. Without printed documents, you cannot be registered. In AUAS buildings, printing is possible with your student ID card. Other options include commercial printing shops across Amsterdam, like Printerette(opens in new window).
Arriving after the registration days in September 2023?
Registration on the specific registration days is strongly recommended, as the process is much easier and faster. If for some reason, you are still arriving late in September, schedule a regular appointment by calling +31 20 624 1111. Find more information on the website of the municipality (opens in new window). Please note that it can take up to several weeks before you will have an appointment and another few weeks before you will receive your BSN.
If you are going to live at Rode Kruislaan (Lieven De Key) or at Dalsteindreef (OurCampus), you will have to register at the municipality of Diemen, a neighbouring town of Amsterdam.
SUMMER REGISTRATION DAYS
You can make an appointment at the municipality of Diemen on one of these specific dates, via the link below:
- Tuesday 5 September
- Tuesday 12 September
Arriving after the registration days in August 2023?
Make a regular appointment with Civil Affairs by calling:
from abroad: 0031 20 3144888
In the Netherlands: 020 3144888
Monday 8:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30
Wednesday 8:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30
Thursday 8:30-12:30 and 17:30-19:30
You need to bring:
- your passport (or European Union 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)
Please prepare all the printed documents carefully before your appointment. Without printed documents, you cannot be registered.
You do not need to bring a birth certificate despite the fact that this is mentioned on the official website of the municipality. Our students are exempted from this.
Diemen municipality address:
D.J. Den Hartoglaan 1
1111 ZB Diemen
Check location in Google Maps(opens in new window).
Citizen Service Number (BSN)
Once registered, you will receive a citizen service number(opens in new window) (burgerservicenummer/BSN). You will need this number for example for opening a Dutch bank account, visiting a doctor, receiving hospital treatment or to start work.
Don't 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.
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(opens in new window) (pdf download), including a copy of their proof of identity. 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.
If you rent a couples room through the AUAS, only one of you is mentioned on the rental contract. In order to get you both registered at the municipality of Amsterdam, you need to fill out the permission to register at address form(opens in new window) as well. It also helps if you go to register together at the municipality.
Changing address within Amsterdam?
Notify the municipality on time if you change address(opens in new window).
Check the website of the specific municipality for how to register and what documents you need to bring. You might be required to bring a birth certificate as well.