The tasks of the National Office for Identity Data

Watch our corporate film for a brief impression of what the National Office for Identity Data (RvIG) does.

The National Office for Identity Data is responsible for:

  • Managing the Personal Records Database (BRP), which contains that data of persons who have a relationship with the Dutch authorities. These include inhabitants of the Netherlands, but also persons who live abroad who also have a relationship with the Dutch authorities, such as persons who receive a benefit payment.
  • Managing the travel document system. RvIG is responsible for the quality of the passport and the Dutch identity card, as well as for the application and issuing procedures for these documents.
  • Managing and issuing citizen service numbers (BSN) to municipalities.
  • Managing the personal data of people in the Dutch Caribbean. These are the islands of Aruba, CuraƧao and Sint Maarten and the three special municipalities: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
  • The Central Identity Theft and Error Reporting Centre (CMI). One of the tasks of CMI is assisting victims of identity fraud.

Other tasks of the National Office for Identity Data

The National Office for Identity Data also manages:

  • The Travel Documents Database (Basisregister Reisdocumenten), which contains travel documents that are not generally available. The aim of this database is to prevent and combat misuse and fraud with travel documents.
  • The Travel Documents Verification Register (Verificatieregister Reisdocumenten). This is an extract from the Travel Documents Database, which allows authorised organisations to verify whether a document number is registered.
  • The Passport Alerts Register (Register Paspoortsignaleringen). This register contains the details of persons who have been refused a passport or whose passport has been declared void.

Corporate film National Office for Identity Data (English)

(An animation. A green dot.)

VOICE-OVER: Look, that's you.
Newly born or newly arrived
in a country where freedom of movement is an important right,
where your voice is heard and you can go wherever, whenever you want.
You can count on healthcare, education
and many other provisions for as long as you live.
This is only possible if your identity data is carefully collected and maintained.
This takes place in the personal records database.
This not only contains your name, date of birth and where you live,
but also who your parents are, your partner and your children,
and it contains information about your nationality, passport or ID card,
and if you reside abroad or if your residence here is only temporary.
This is all linked to one unique number, your citizen service number.

(Lines of text showing personal data fan out from the dot like rays of sunshine.)

There must never be any doubt about your identity.
Are you who you claim to be?

(Another, similar dot is rejected, but the green dot is given the green light and gets through.)

That is why many organisations make use of identity data.
These include pension funds, the social insurance bank,
the DUO and the police.
Naturally, not everyone has access to all this data.
Your data is only made available for specific purposes
and often only temporarily.
That is why it is of the utmost importance that your identity data
is carefully managed and only made available to those who are authorised.
Safely and reliably.

(Various large and small coloured dots all over the world.)

Additionally, the development and quality of our identification documents must always meet the highest international standards.
That is our job.
We are the National Office for Identity Data.

(The Dutch coat of arms, next to: National Office for Identity Data. Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. On-screen text: Want to know more?