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Short registration

Short Stay registration in the Netherlands

If you will be living in the Netherlands for less than four months, you can choose to register in the Registry for Non-Residents (Register Niet-ingezetenen, RNI). 

What you need to know 

  • If you will be living in the Netherlands for less than four months, then registering is optional. You only need to register if you want or need a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).
  • Anyone who wants to register a short stay with the municipal authorities must first schedule an appointment. Please contact the municipality of Almere to make an appointment.
  • Anyone who wants to register with the municipal authorities must come in person. If you would like to register children as well, they will need to accompany you. 

What you need

  • A valid proof of identity (such as a passport or ID card). This is required for everyone who comes to register, including children.
  • To register a child under 18 years of age: an original birth certificate (not a copy). Please note: the certificate generally needs to be authenticated (legalised/apostille) first. See netherlandsandyou.nl for more details.