First registration in the Netherlands

You file your ‘first registration’ when you are moving to the Netherlands for the first time or when you’ve registered before but have left the Netherlands before the 1st of October 1994.
  • if you are moving from a country outside of the EU, you have to make an appointment beforehand either by phone or via the link below
  • if you are moving from a country part of the European Union, you can register at the municipality without an appointment
  • every person that wants to be registered, needs to personally come to the municipality. This includes children. 
  • register within five days after arrival in the Netherlands

Make an appointment for the first registration