How to register?

How to register with the civil registry?

In most places in the Netherlands, you will need to set up an appointment to register your new address as the municipality would like to see you and your family in person. It also serves as an excellent opportunity to get to learn your new residence town of the city better. 

To register your new home address, you will need to bring with you the following information:

  • A valid passport or ID card (a driver's license is not accepted as ID)
  • Your residence permit (if applicable, either a sticker in your passport, a plastic ID card, or letter from the IND)
  • Your rental contract or home ownership deed
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate
  • Your marriage certificate or certificate of registered partnership or divorce certificate

Upon booking your appointment you may receive additional requests for information. Please note that official documents need to be stated in Dutch, English, French, or German. Other languages (especially non-Latin languages) may require a translation script from a certified translator. Some documents, such as your birth certificate, may also require proof of authenticity (legalisatie) such as an apostille, which you will need to get before leaving your home country.

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