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...

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...

EU citizens

EU citizens relocating to another EU country have many unanswered questions: What are the rules on health insurance? Do I need to register? For inform...

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)...