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. Or visit the drop-in helpdesks of WOON! and ACCESS for quick and accurate advice. Simply, we're here to help.

Helping international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area

Make an appointment: Individuals

In order to utilise IN Amsterdam for municipal registration you will need to first complete the below form to request an appointment. After you have c...
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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...
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Amsterdam Culture Club

Amsterdam Culture Club is an English-speaking community group that brings together culturally minded internationals at exclusive special events around...
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About Amsterdam

From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. Learn more about this lovely canal-...
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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...
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Highly skilled migrants

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

Orientation Year permits for international graduates

Recent bachelor’s and master’s graduates from universities and colleges in the Netherlands can search for work in the Netherlands for up to a year wit...
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IN Amsterdam seminars & events

Discover everything you need to know about living and working in Amsterdam at IN Amsterdam's regular seminars and partner events.
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Read about the 30% tax ruling

Get to know the benefits of the 30% reimbursement ruling for highly skilled migrants and see if the tax advantage applies to you.
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‘My First Month’ booklet

With IN Amsterdam’s ‘My First Month’ booklet you have a wealth of information at your fingertips! Includes FAQs, tips, articles and ...
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