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This is how to arrange a personal number (BSN) to conduct business in the Netherlands
Last updated: 3/15/2024, 8:03 AM

If you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), you have a personal number. You need this number in the Netherlands to arrange personal matters. This is called a Dutch citizen service number (BSN).

For this you can use your BSN

You need a

BSN
to arrange things in the Netherlands or with the Dutch government. For example, you need the number to:

  • Open a Dutch bank account

  • Apply for allowances

  • Work in the Netherlands

Here is how to arrange a BSN

If you have fled from Ukraine, you will receive this number after registering with the Dutch municipality under the TPD (Temporary Protection Directive).

Find out what you need to do if you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD):
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