Non-residents Records Database (RNI)
Individuals who plan to stay in the Netherlands for less than 4 months can be registered using the RNI process (which stands for ‘registratie niet-ingezetenen’, or registration of non-residents). At registration you will be provided with a citizen service number (BSN).
Everyone who lives in the Netherlands is registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP). However, when someone moves abroad, their personal data is transferred to the non-residents section of the Personal Records Database. This is known as the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). People who are in the Netherlands for less than 4 months – for example, for work or study – can also register as non-residents with the RNI.
Where to register
As a non-resident you can register in 19 municipalities in the Netherlands: Alkmaar, Almelo, Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague, Doetinchem, Eindhoven, Groningen, Goes, Heerlen, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht, Venlo, Westland and Zwolle. You can choose with which municipality you want to register.
Register in The Hague
You can register in the RNI in The Hague by making an appointment at the Centrum district office (City Hall). You will be registered immediately in the Register Niet Ingezetenen (RNI) and you will get your citizen service number (BSN) right away during the appointment.
Request an RNI extract
You can request an RNI extract at one of the 19 RNI municipalities: Alkmaar, Almelo, Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague, Doetinchem, Eindhoven, Groningen, Goes, Heerlen, Leeuwarden, Leiden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht, Venlo, Westland and Zwolle.
If you want to request one in The Hague, you can apply for it here. You will get the bill together with your extract.
Types of RNI extracts
You can request the following types of RNI extracts:
- Extract with citizen service number (BSN).
- Extract with historic address information (as of 1994).
- International extract with marital status (Dutch-French-German-English).
- International extract with marital status (Dutch-Spanish-Italian-Turkish).