Official expat centres in the Netherlands
There are currently 11 official expat centres in the Netherlands, including IN Amsterdam. Each one is a government organisation that offers an accelerated procedure in arranging the residency and municipal registration of highly skilled migrants and their accompanying family members.
11 Official expat centres
IN Amsterdam officially opened in 2008 as the first of its kind (until 8 May 2017, it was known as Expatcenter Amsterdam). It is a joint initiative of the municipalities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (later joined by Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen).
Private initiatives using the expat centre name
Please note: there are commercial parties in the market who operate under the name Expatcenter. These companies are not official expat centres (even though they may call themselves one). They are not run by a government agency, nor are they affiliated with the City of Amsterdam or the Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND). Therefore they are not able to directly offer the expat centre Procedure or other municipal services such as municipal registration or an application for a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).
To contact one of the official, government-operated centres, please refer to the following contact list: