Registering as a non-resident in the Netherlands (RNI)

In case you do not live in the Netherlands, but you do have a relation with the Dutch government, you are a non-resident. For instance when you are a seasonal worker, a cross-border worker, a foreign student or someone living abroad and receive a pension from the Netherlands.

Are you a non-resident or will you stay in the Netherlands for less than 4 months? Then please register at the Non-residents’ Records Database (RNI). You can register at 1 of the 19 RNI desks in the Netherlands. You can register at the RNI desk in the municipality of your choice.

You will receive a citizen service number (BSN). You need a citizen service number in order to be allowed to work or study in the Netherlands.


  • You are in the Netherlands for a maximum of 4 months
  • In case you will stay longer than 4 months you should register in the municipality where you live or are planning to live.
  • Children younger than 16 years of age can only register in the RNI together with a parent, guardian or carer. Please be sure to bring an original birth certificate or an extract (in English or multi-lingual) with you.

Register Change of address

Please use the form wijziging adresgegevens RNI (in Dutch) (pdf, 73 kb) to register your new foreign address in the RNI.

More information

Go the the website for more information about working and living in the Netherlands. .