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Auditing and working with municipal personal records database

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO)

Every municipal authority in the Netherlands has a Municipal Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie personen, BRP). This database contains personal records on everyone who currently lives or who once lived in the municipality. These data are not accessible to the general public.

Requirements

If you perform work in the Municipal Personal Records Database, you must meet statutory requirements. Your company and employees are subject to a duty of confidentiality, for example. Your employees must also have a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring omtrent het gedrag, VOG). The work to be performed has to be specified in a written agreement with the Municipal Executive (Burgermeester en Wethouders, B&W).

Online application procedure via Message Box

You can also request approval to (regularly) perform work in the municipal population register digitally using Message Box. You must submit your application to the Netherlands Personal Records Agency (Rijksdienst voor Identiteitsgegevens, RvIG). Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO)