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Register with a Dutch municipality
Last updated: 6/10/2024, 6:43 PM

Have you fled Ukraine and fall under the Temporary Protection Directive? Then you need to register with a Dutch municipality. Read here what you need to arrange for this.

Register in the BRP

You need to register in the Dutch municipality where you live. This is called the Dutch population register (BRP). This is where your personal information is kept so that the Dutch government knows where you live. This registration is possible for anyone who can prove with an identification document that they have Ukrainian citizenship.

Passport application or renewal
On this page you can read how to apply for a passport. This can be done at the consular office of the Ukrainian embassy in the Netherlands. For this you need to make an appointment. You can also extend your passport. To do so, go to the visiting hours of the embassy.

You get a BSN

After registering with the Dutch population register (BRP) in your municipality, you will automatically receive a Dutch citizen service number (BSN). You will receive this within 4 weeks of registering with the municipality. The BSN is an individual personal number, which you will need if you are going to work, for example. You will also use this number if you want to arrange something with the Dutch government, for example when applying for allowances or health insurance.

Apply for a DigiD

Once you have received a BSN, you can request a DigiD. DigiD is a kind of online ID that allows you to arrange things online with the government, for example, if you want to apply for allowances or health insurance.

How to apply for a DigiD to handle your affairs in the Netherlands
This page tells you how to apply for a DigiD. DigiD is a kind of online identity document that allows you to apply for benefits or file tax returns, for example.

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This is what you need to arrange if you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive