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Upon arrival

After arriving in the Netherlands, there are some legal procedures that you have to complete. Check-in with your employer's HR department so they know you have arrived. They will also tell you which of the following formalities apply to you.

  • If you filed for a residence permit card you will have to collect your permit at one of the IND offices.
  • Register at the Town Hall in your local municipality (so-called BRP).
  • BSN - Through registration at your Town Hall you will automatically be assigned a BSN.
  • For EU nationals: Register at the IND EU desk
  • Register with a local doctor and dentist.
  • Take out appropriate health insurance.

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