eu citizens

Are you moving to Amsterdam from another EU country? EU citizens relocating to another EU country have many unanswered questions: What are the rules on health insurance? Do I need to register? Can I use my driving licence? For information on all these questions and more, see below.

Documents & certificates

Find out the latest on document authentication, certificates (marriage, birth, death) sworn statements and how to get an extract from the municipality...

Highly skilled migrants

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

Visa requirements

The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum)...

Sworn or affirmed statement

If it is not possible to supply official source documents, you can make a sworn or affirmed statement at the municipality. In this case, the necessary...

Document authentication

Those coming to live in the Netherlands from abroad may be asked to show documents from their country of origin, such as a birth or marriage certifica...

Registering marriage

If you're planning on getting married in Amsterdam, there are a few details to add to the to-do list before the big day.

Citizen service number (BSN)

Everyone in the Netherlands has a registration number: the citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN). It's assigned to Dutch citizens at birth...