Moving from abroad
What you need to know
- Telephone number for international calls: +31 70 300 90 00
- Each individual in your household must register with the municipality in person. That includes your partner and/or children, if they will be staying in the Netherlands for longer than 4 months
- Please note that you may need to do more than just registering with the municipality when you move to the Netherlands. You may also need to request certain permits, such as a residence permit or work permit. For more information, please visit Netherlandsworldwide.nl: living.
Staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months
If you will be staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months, you cannot register with the municipality. Instead, you must register at one of the 18 RNI locations (Non-residents Records Database). The nearest RNI location is in The Hague. For more information, see: The Hague: RNI location.
Expat service for knowledge migrants
If you are moving to the Netherlands because you work for a company that participates in the IND’s knowledge migrant scheme, then you can quickly and conveniently register with the municipality via The Hague International Center’s Expat Service. This is a faster way to receive a citizen service number (BSN) and to start working for your employer. More information about the Expat Service.