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
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
provide more information.
If you have any questions regarding procedures upon entering the Netherlands, you can ask your Faculty contact person