Government support for entrepreneurs

Means of identification

This information is provided by: Immigration and Naturalisation Service | Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Citizen service number

In the Netherlands, everybody who is a resident or who has registered as a non-resident (f.i. a student or worker staying up to 4 months) receives a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN). You can use the BSN to identify yourself to government agencies, health care providers and educational institutions.

Identity documents

Valid identity documents can be: a Dutch passport, identity card, driving licence or motorcycle driving licence (category AM). A copy of one of these is not a valid identity document.

This information is provided by:

Immigration and Naturalisation Service
Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Any further questions?

Netherlands Enterprise Agency +31 (0)88 602 44 44