English translation: identification number for legal entities and associations
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Dutch term or phrase:
identification number for legal entities and associations
On website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Ministry of Security and Justice) (https://ind.nl/ ):
‘Immigration and Naturalisation Service
Ministry of Security and Justice
for recognition as sponsor
(2) Registration in the Commercial Register
In order to qualify for recognition as sponsor, you must be registered in the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce, unless you are not obliged to register pursuant to the Commercial Registers Act 2007.
 The legal entity/enterprise/institution is registered in the commercial register.
> Please tick the applicable situation
Chamber of Commerce number: [field to enter number] Legal Entities and Partnerships Identification Number (RSIN): [field to enter number]’
Did you not receive an invitation, but do you believe that you have to file a tax return? In that case, you should register with the Landlord Levy Help Desk: 0800 – 235 83 50 (from abroad: +31 88 151 22 66), open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. During your registration, you will be asked to provide data such as your Legal Entities and Partnerships Identification Number (RSIN) or your Citizen Service Number (BSN).’ (http://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/b... )
‘RSIN/tax numberThe system of tax numbers is set to be replaced by the system of Information Numbers for Legal Entities and Partnerships (Rechts-personen en Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatienummer, ‘RSIN’). YourRSIN consists of the same digits as your tax number. You should useyour RSIN for all your dealings with the Dutch authorities.’ (http://download.belastingdienst.nl/douane/docs/application_e... )
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She mentions the right translation:
Businesses have either a BSN or a 'Legal Entities and Partnerships Identification Number' (Rechtspersonen en Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatienummer, RSIN). This depends on which legal form you want your business to have (only available in Dutch).