Moving to The Netherlands (if you have previously been registered as a resident of The Netherlands)
Are you moving back to the Netherlands from abroad, or have you been deregistered from the Personal Records Database (BRP)? If so, you are required to re-register with the municipality of Leiden in person if you intend to stay for more than 4 months. This is a legal requirement.
Anybody who has been registered with a Dutch municipality in the past and intends to stay in The Netherlands for more than 4 months is required to re-register. This also applies for Dutch inhabitants of the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten or the special municipalities of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius.
If you are in possession of a citizen service number (BSN) but have not yet lived in The Netherlands you will be required to make an appointment of first registration.
- You have been registered with a Dutch municipality before.
- You will be living at least 4 of the next 6 months in The Netherlands, at your registered address in Leiden.
- You have a valid residence permit, or you have the nationality of a country in the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
- You should make an appoint to go to the counter in person.
- Are there family members who are also moving? If they have also lived in The Netherlands before, they are required to come to the appointment with you. If they have not lived in The Netherlands before, they are required to make an appointment of first registration.