City of Utrecht Registration
Moving from abroad, staying shorter than 4 months
Registration procedure for non-residents of the Netherlands. Will you be staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months during the next half year? You will be registered in the RNI. RNI stands for Registratie Niet Ingezetenen, meaning Registration of Non Inhabitants. At registration you will be provided with a BSN (Burger Service Nummer or Citizens Security Number).
Moving from abroad, staying longer than 4 months
If you live abroad and want to move (back) to the Netherlands, you need to register at the municipality. Make an appointment for your registration if you are staying for more than 4 months in the next half year. Please do so within 5 days after your arrival. Do you have a partner and/or children? And do they also need to be registered in Utrecht? Then they need to come with you to the appointment.
Deregistration, emigration or returning to your homeland
We speak of emigration when:
- You reside more than 8 months abroad in 1 year. Please note, that this period does not need to be uninterrupted.
- You return to your homeland again.