First registration and residence permit
If you intend to stay in Amstelveen, you have to register yourself at the Public Services Department (Publiekszaken) at the Town Hall.
Initial registration in the Netherlands
The conditions for registration are:
- You plan to live in the Netherlands for at least four months over the coming six months.
- You must have the Dutch nationality or you must be legally allowed to reside in the Netherlands.
- It must be possible to establish your identity. You will need a valid ID for this.
What you need to do
How to register in the Netherlands for the first time:
- Go to the council office in person.
- Make sure you also bring along anyone who is moving with you.
Make sure you bring:
- your valid identity card (showing your nationality)
- proof that you have somewhere to live, such as a lease or proof of ownership
- if you were not born in the Netherlands: your birth certificate
- if you do not have a European nationality: proof that the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, IND) has approved your stay
- if you come from Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius or Saba: a change of address
The following documents, if necessary:
- a marriage or divorce certificate
- a death certificate of your spouse (to prove that the marriage was dissolved by death)
- the birth certificates of your children
- Do you have a proof of deregistration from the previous country? Then make sure you bring this too.
Your documents may need to be legalised and translated first. This varies per country. Legalisation means that the document must have been signed and stamped by the country of origin. Are the requested documents not written in Dutch, English, German or French? Then you must have them translated. Is the translator a sworn translator in the Netherlands? Then the translation does not need to be legalised. Is the translator a sworn translator abroad? Then you must have the translation legalised in the country of origin.
You can find out more about this on Netherlandsworldwide, a Government of the Netherlands website.
You must go to the council within 5 days of your arrival in the Netherlands.
If you fail to meet this deadline, the council may impose a fine.
To apply for a residence permit you have to contact the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND). You can do this by phone +31(0)88 - 043 04 30, or by visiting the IND website.
Moving to Amstelveen from another municipality or changing your address within Amstelveen
If you are moving to Amstelveen from another municipality in the Netherlands or if you are changing address within Amstelveen, you have to register yourself (and your family) at the Documents department of Amstelveen
Click here for more information.
Initial registration, registration from abroad
Important notice: you can only visit the town hall with an appointment.
|Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday||08.30 - 15.30 o'clock|
|Thursday||08.30 - 16.30 o'clock|