official matters

If you’re new to living in Amsterdam, you’re likely to have to sort through a few bureaucratic issues. The necessary whos, whats and hows of living in Amsterdam are collected on these pages. They contain all the practical information you'll need: from registering a birth through arranging healthcare to taking care of a work permit. 


Living

I amsterdam's Living portal is the English-language hub for learning about life in the Amsterdam Area, whether you're moving to the city region, newl...

Startup visa

The first step you need to take to get the most of Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem is to relocate to the city. Luckily, the Netherlands makes this very ...

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...

Official matters

Organise visas, permits, registration, driving licences and other essential procedures for becoming a new resident in Amsterdam. 

Documents & certificates

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