immigration

Depending on your nationality, you may require a residence permit if you want to live in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands for longer than three months. In order to work, you require a valid work permit regardless of the length of your stay, unless you are coming from within the EU, EER or Switzerland or you are coming to the country as a highly skilled migrant.

180 amsterdammers

From Peru to Paraguay and Botswana to Belarus, we are seeking Amsterdammers of diverse nationalities to share their story as part of the 180 Amsterda...

Civic Integration

Non-EU citizens living in the Netherlands may have to fulfil certain civic integration requirements and follow courses (inburgering). There are curren...

Resources

If you're living in the wider Amsterdam area, then this list of essential resources for living, working and playing in the region should help you feel...

International schools

The Netherlands is renowned for having a strong, well-balanced education system. This is further bolstered by a host of options for international scho...

Highly skilled migrants

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

Residence permit

Depending on your nationality, you may require a residence and work permit if you want to live and work in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands. ...

Bringing a pet

Find out all you need to know about taking your pet along on the move to Amsterdam, from relocation to pet passports and vaccinations.