New service fees

The service fees for IN Amsterdam's procedures increased at an indexed rate on 1 January 2021. For the latest information, please visit the service fees page.

Making an IN Amsterdam appointment

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), IN Amsterdam requires that all visitors make an appointment in advance and follow specific guidelines. Check our homepage to see the latest updates, as changes may occur.

Services for UK citizens

The Brexit transition period came to a close on 31 December 2020, following the announcement of a new EU-UK partnership on 24 December 2020. These changes impact both businesses and people. As such, we are continuing to maintain our Brexit Information Point, as well as publishing important updates on our website and in our newsletters.

One of the key changes caused by Brexit is that British citizens can no longer use the services we offer specifically for EU citizens, such as the single procedure for municipal registration in our partner municipalities. However, we will continue to serve British citizens who are eligible for our other immigration procedures, such as highly skilled migrants, scientific researchers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and the families of all who are eligible.

Required income thresholds for 2021

Each year the required income thresholds for all Dutch residence permits are indexed. Check the latest income thresholds for highly skilled migrants, graduates, and also for those receiving the 30% ruling.

Helping international newcomers

Even though our office has been partially closed for much of 2020 and is likely to remain so as we ease into 2021, we strive to do our best to help all international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. Our events and seminars have primarily moved online in recent months, but we continue to bring residents together with experts to help them settle in the region. Look out for more seminars this winter and spring, including our popular Starting a Business Q&A webinar, held in collaboration with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Do you need advice about life in the Netherlands? Our partner ACCESS is an expert in a wide variety of topics. Their helpdesk in our office is currently closed, but you can still book an appointment with the helpdesk team or email them at helpdesk.eca@access-nl.org. Likewise, for housing or rental questions, you can contact !WOON if you have concerns about renting a property or want to know more about your rights as a tenant – simply reach out to Dafna Eccles.

IN Amsterdam partners

If you are new to the Amsterdam Area and looking to connect with businesses that may be able to help you, or if you're a business that offers specific services to international residents, IN Amsterdam's partnership programme is a bridge to help make that connection. During the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, our partners have been offering a variety of services, courses and special offers to help us get through this difficult period. New offers are added regularly, so keep checking back for the latest updates.

Businesses can still join the partnership programme in 2021 – either for a full year or half year (from July to December).

Other changes in 2021

If you're interested in other changes in the Netherlands in 2021, related to things like income tax, mortgages or even getting on the road, our partner DutchNews.nl has summarised the main issues that are of particular relevance to international residents.