International newcomers

IN Amsterdam helps international newcomers to Amsterdam and the greater Amsterdam region. Learn more about how we can help you.

Settle into life in the Amsterdam Area with IN Amsterdam

Many of the procedures carried out by IN Amsterdam are at the request of employers or immigration professionals. For example, if you are moving to the region from abroad using the highly skilled migrant procedure, your employer will typically make contact with us to begin the process. But we do much more than issue permits and documents. For example, we may be able to assist you with municipal registration or the 30% ruling, we can offer advice about a variety of topics (including permits such as the Orientation Year permit or Startup permit), as well as general information on employee rights and benefits. We can also ease you into life in the Amsterdam Area by explaining many of the things you need to take care of upon arrival (download the 'My First Month' booklet and take a look around the Living portal). IN Amsterdam hosts events too, be it introducing international newcomers to the cultural offerings with the Amsterdam Culture Club, or hosting regular seminars led by experts, covering topics such as employment, taxes and education. Simply, we're here to help.

Helping expats

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all our frequently asked questions about moving to and living in Amsterdam, such as registration in the city, information about permit...

Amsterdam Culture Club

Join the Amsterdam Culture Club, a social community that introduces internationals to Amsterdam’s vibrant cultural offering.

Startup permits

As of 2015, a new regulation makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for the Netherlands. The so-calle...

Highly skilled migrants

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has developed an entry procedure specifically for highly skilled migrants or ‘knowledge migrants’ via...