City of Utrecht Registration
Moving from abroad, staying shorter than 4 months
Registration procedure for non-residents of the Netherlands. Individuals who will stay in the Netherlands shorter than 4 months during the next half year can be registered in the RNI (which stands for Registratie Niet Ingezetenen, or 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. If you want to live in the Netherlands for more than 4 months in the next half year, you need to make an appointment for your registration with the municipality within 5 days after your arrival. If you have a partner and/or children who also need to be registered in Utrecht, 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.