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Short Stay < 90 days

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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, 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.