Registration at the municipality

After your arrival in the Netherlands you have to make an appointment with the municipality of Nijmegen or the city you will live in during your stay in the Netherlands. The length of your stay determines the way you will be registered by the municipality.

I will stay up to four months

If your stay in the Netherlands is no longer than four months, you can register with the Registration of Non-Residents (RNI). You are required to make an appointment with the Municipality of Nijmegen  for your RNI. Once you have registered, you will receive a Citizen Service Number (BSN). This is a personal number that government agencies and other official bodies use in their communications with citizens. You will receive a letter of confirmation, which also states your Citizen Service Number. We strongly recommend to keep this letter with your BSN in a safe place.

I will stay longer than four months

If your stay in the Netherlands exceeds four months, you are required to make an appointment with the municipality of Nijmegen after your arrival. A valid passport or ID and a copy of your room contract are required for this registration. During the appointment you will receive your Citizen Service Number (BSN). This is a personal number that government agencies and other official bodies use in their communications with citizens. You will receive a letter of confirmation, which also states your Citizen Service Number. We strongly recommend to keep this letter with your BSN in a safe place.

 

Information for students from Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten and Caribisch Nederland  

 

How to schedule an appointment with the municipality of Nijmegen

Please note that making an appointment only works on a PC or laptop.

Use the municipality's online tool to schedule an appointment.

  1. In step 1, type the word ‘student’ in the search field and select ‘Inschrijven buitenlandse student’ (registration foreign student) and go to step 2 of the process.
  2. In step 2, read the instructions on what to bring, and go to step 3 of the process.
  3. In step 3, please select a date and time. Please note that you can only schedule an appointment during the designated times (Workdays between 19 August - 20 September 2024). The appointment will take place in Huize Heyendael on the Radboud campus. Continue to step 4. Please note: Non-EU students can only pick a date between 1  - 20 September.
  4. In step 4, please fill out the boxes with an asterisk (*), with the following information: Achternaam (surname), E-mailadres (email address), Geboortedatum (date of birth) and Telefoonnummer (phone number; if it does not accept your phone number, fill in 10 times 0). Continue to step 5.
  5. In step 5, click on Afspraak bevestigen (confirm appointment) if the details you entered are correct. If these are not correct, click on the button Vorige (previous page) or choose the underlined options for aanpassen (change) and make the necessary changes before clicking on Afspraak bevestigen (confirm appointment).
  6. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment by email. In this email, there are also links with which you can change (‘ik wil mijn afspraak wijzigen’) or cancel (‘ik wil mijn afspraak annuleren’) your appointment if necessary.

     

Contact information

Student Admissions can assist you in the application process and help you with practical issues concerning your stay. If you have any questions concerning your visa application, please contact the visa team of Student Admissions.

+31 24 361 23 45