Book your appointment to get your BSN

Want to make a registration appointment with Expat Centre Leiden? Please check you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a highly skilled migrant, intra corporate transferee, scientific researcher, entrepreneur or recent graduate. We do not register international students.
  • You have already moved to the Netherlands (you are not on a preview trip).
  • You will stay in the Netherlands for more than 4 months. If you will stay less than 4 months and require a BSN, please check the RNI page.
  • You have not previously been given a BSN.
  • Your permanent address is in Leiden, Leiderdorp, Oegstgeest, Voorschoten or Zoeterwoude.
    OR
  • You have not yet found a permananet address, but your employer is in Leiden, Leiderdorp, Oegstgeest, Voorschoten or Zoeterwoude. Then you may temporarily register at their address for 3 months. Please bring this address registration form  to your appointment.
  • You have all the correct documents to bring to your appointment.

If you do not meet these criteria, we will not be able to give you a BSN during your appointment.

Note: From 1st January 2023 Expat Centre Leiden cannot register expats in Oegstgeest. If you plan to use a living address or employer's address in Oegstgeest for your BSN registration, please contact the municipality of Oegstgeest directly.

Please note that ECL charges a service fee for registration appointments, but there are also benefits to booking with us:

  • Appointments are (usually) available within the next 3 weeks
  • Possibility to register at your employer's address if you have not found accommodation
  • Welcome bag with information to help you make a smooth start in the region
  • 30 minutes with our helpdesk expert, who can answer any questions and make sure you have organised everything you need
  • Immediately receive your BSN during the appointment

All our other services and events are free.

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