Reporting to the Aliens police
Under Dutch law, all non-EU/EEA or Swiss nationals are required to report to the local Aliens Police within three days of arrival. If you are staying in a hotel or on an official campsite, you do not need to report as the hotel or campsite owner will take care of this.
Reporting to the Aliens Police is a formal legal requirement, irrespective of the intended duration of your stay. However, many police forces enforce this requirement only for short stays This means that, if you will plan to stay for more than 90 days, you might not be expected to report. Your employer or host institution should have details of the local procedure.
Proof of lawful residence
When you report to the Aliens Police you will receive a sticker in your passport as proof of lawful residence. This sticker will also mention if you are allowed to work, and if a work permit is required.
Where to find the Aliens Police
The Aliens Police is a department of your regional police force. You can find out where your Aliens Police are located by contacting the nearest police station, or by phoning 0900-8844. You can also call this phone number to schedule an appointment. You will be told which documents you need to bring to the appointment.