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...

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...

Death certificate

When a person in the Netherlands dies, a death certificate must be drawn up. This is done at the Civil Registry of the municipality where the person h...