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Everyone living in the Netherlands has a unique registration number: the personal public service number (BSN). If you have newly moved to the Netherlands, you will need to apply for a BSN – it is required in order to be permitted to work, open a bank account and make use of a healthcare institution (a doctor or hospital). Internationals receive a BSN when they register with the municipality.

Register in Amsterdam

Register a short or long stay in Amsterdam with the municipality (gemeente), and receive your citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).

Opening a bank account

To receive your salary and pay expenses you need to open a bank account. You can go to a bank in person, but the majority of banks in the Netherlands ...

Insurance

In the Netherlands, there are many types of insurances to cover all manners of mishaps. Though these insurances are not compulsory, some – like ...

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...

Highly skilled migrants

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

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...

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. ...