27September 2021

Service update: Longer waiting times for appointments

Please note that our offices will be more difficult to reach in the coming time. This is due to several factors resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, including staff illnesses and logistical challenges of remote work. We are doing our very best to remedy the situation, however we do not expect an immediate improvement for the upcoming four weeks. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please email us at welcome@amsterdam.nl. Do consider that we may not be able to reply to you as quickly as you would normally expect. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this time. Read more


As a precaution, we are continuing with measures to ensure your safety. At your appointment, please keep a 1.5-metre distance from others, disinfect your hands on arrival and follow our other appointment guidelines. We will provide an update on coronavirus measures next week.

In order to use IN Amsterdam for municipal registration you will need to first complete the below form to request an appointment. After you have completed the form please call IN Amsterdam at +31 (0)20 254 7999 to schedule a date and time for the appointment.

Eligibility: EU employees or highly skilled migrants who work for a company that is officially recognised as a sponsor by the IND. Employees or the company they work for must also have an address in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Haarlem, Haarlemmermeer, Almere, Hilversum, Diemen or Velsen.

Coronavirus precautions

Before making an appointment, please ensure you are healthy and not experiencing any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. If you have travelled to the Netherlands from certain countries and regions, you may be required to self-quarantine upon arrival. Check our visiting guidelines for more information. 

Required documents for registration (for each individual):

  • valid identification (passport or identity card)
  • a rental / tenancy agreement or home purchase agreement (if lodging with someone: a copy of the identity document of the main occupant and a declaration stating his or her permission for the new tenant to live there)
  • employment agreement (only for EU citizens who would like to receive a sticker from the IND in their passport)
  • birth certificate (must be presented within 3 months of the appointment at your local city district office)
  • marriage certificate (if applicable, must be presented within 3 months of the appointment at your local city district office)
  • partners and/or children accompanying the applicant can also register at IN Amsterdam.

Please note that service fees may apply and that payment in cash is not possible. Note: you are only able to register with the municipality if you are staying in the Netherlands for four months or longer.

You will find our most required downloadable forms required for various procedures through the link

Privacy statement

In order to make a registration appointment for you, your personal data will be recorded in the registration system of IN Amsterdam, a division of the City of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam). The purpose of this data processing is to make an appointment with the right people for the right procedures at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and the municipality. Your data will not be transferred to third parties. The City of Amsterdam will process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Read more about how your personal data is processed by visiting IN Amsterdam - Processing of personal data and find more information at www.amsterdam.nl/privacy.

If you have any questions about how your personal data is processed, please contact the Data Protection Officer by emailing Functionaris.Gegevensbescherming@amsterdam.nl.

If you are an intermediary (relocation agent, immigration lawyer, tax advisor, company contact, etc.) you will need to use a different form. Click here for the correct form for intermediaries.