Settling in the Netherlands

If you have come to live in the Netherlands you must register your details in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) in Veldhoven within 5 days of your arrival. You will need to make an appointment for this by calling 14 040.

When do you need to register your intention to settle in the Netherlands?

If you come to live in the Netherlands from another country.

Bring with you

  • A valid proof of identity (passport or identity card)
  • A house rental or purchase agreement, or the Acceptance as a lodger form (PDF, 59.8┬ákB) which has been completed by the person with whom you are going to be living
  • If you were born outside the Netherlands: your birth certificate
  • If you have come from a country outside the European Union: proof that you are legally entitle to reside in the Netherlands
  • If you have come from the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba or Belgium: proof of deregistration
  • We may also require other documents from you, such as a marriage certificate or divorce certificate

If your entire family is moving to the Netherlands, your partner and children must also accompany you to the appointment.

Time taken to process your application

You will receive confirmation of your registration within 4 weeks.

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