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Non EU citizens

After approval of the immigration formalities and arrival in the Netherlands, registration will have to take place. Registration at both the immigration authorities and Town Hall is mandatory for non EU nationals. In many cases, combined registration will be possible in one of the Expat Centers that are located throughout the Netherlands. If this is not possible, we will coordinate and (if agreed upon) accompany a visit to the immigration service desk (IND) and to the local authority office.

EU citizens

EU citizens who plan to stay in the Netherlands for more than 4 months need to register at their local Town Hall (or ExpatCenter). We will schedule and (if agreed) accompany the appointment.
After the registration, the BSN (social fiscal number) will be issued. Depending on the place where the registration took place, the BSN will be issued right away or this will take up to a couple of weeks. A BSN is required in order to be able to pay a salary, take out (medical) insurances, or other contracts, e.g. a mobile phone contract.

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An international move is a stressful event in ones’ life.  However, the understanding, support, professionalism and encouragement Helga provided to us was extremely valuable.  Helga quickly adapted to our idiosyncrasies, jokes, bad and almost non- existent Dutch language.  We felt we were with a friend not a consultant which helped appeased our fears.  She is an awesome ambassador for Settle Service!

By Sylvie, settled in 2017
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