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Short Stay < 90 days

If you intend to stay in the Netherlands for a period less than 90 days, you will have to register with the Aliens Police within 3 days of arrival. This is obligatory if you are not a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland. If you are staying in the (police) region of Utrecht, you may register electronically (Dutch only).
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Citizen Service Number

If you intend to stay in the Netherlands for a period that is shorter than 4 months, you will not automatically receive a Citizen Service Number (BurgerServiceNummer, or simply BSN). However, you may still need a BSN for official types of registration. Some banks require this for the opening of a bank account. 

The FAQ page on burgerservicenummer.nl, the page Long Stay>90 days and Euraxess provide more information.

More information

If you have any questions regarding procedures upon entering the Netherlands, you can ask your Faculty contact person for help.