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• All people who intend to stay longer than 4 months in the Netherlands, must register at the BRP within five days of arrival (in some regions, waiting lists apply!) • Information shared at BRP is shared with other government platforms to reduce duplicate registrations and perform public tasks like determine charges for water and refuse collection, eligibility for social housing, and so on. • Your Citizen Service number (also called social security number) – in Dutch Burger Service Nummer (BSN) - is initiated here. It is needed to open a bank account, start work, and/or claim benefits. After completing the process, you can get a printout of your details to prove your residence and rights, either on the spot or sent to your home address. • Documents required for registration include: passport (valid for a minimum period of the length of your stay), rental contract (in your name), employment contract (if applicable), birth and marriage certificates of all family members (see above for legal format, if applicable depending on the country of origin).

• To register, you need to make an appointment, and all members of your family (regardless of age) must be present at the first interview. • If you move within the Netherlands, you can usually register the change of address online (by means of using a DigiD). If leaving the Netherlands, you need to deregister from the city hall were you are living (not earlier than 5 days before departure date). IND (IMMIGRATION AND NATURALISATION DEPARTMENT). • Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) implements immigration procedures including applications for residence permits, Dutch citizenship, visas, and asylum requests. • The website has extensive information in English, and downloadable brochures and forms (www.ind.nl/en). • Appointment must be made before visiting an IND desk. • To collect a permit, you must attend in person. • Renewal forms are automatically sent to you. Office locations can be found on the IND website (www.ind.nl/en) or call +31 (0)88 043 0430 (call charges apply).

 IN-HOUSE IMMIGRATION  RELOCATION SERVICES  TENANCY MANAGEMENT  MOVE MANAGEMENT  INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENT MANAGEMENT  EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING  SPOUSAL SUPPORT Het Kleine Loo 414T • 2592CK The Hague • The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)70 324 2524 • netherlands@altairglobal.com

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Expat Survival Guide 2020 - The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

Expat Survival Guide 2020 - The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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