After arrival

After arrival in the Netherlands

Congratulations on your arrival in the Netherlands! As you start this exciting new chapter, we’re here to help you navigate the process of settling in and making the most of your experience. Here are essential steps to ensure a smooth transition and a comfortable start to your life in the Netherlands.

After you arrive in the Netherlands, there are a number of mandatory things you need to arrange. Such as registering with the municipality and taking out health insurance and a bank account. It is important to arrange these things as soon as possible after arrival. Read all about the steps you need to take.

Before you get to these steps, you can also take a look at everything you need to do before your departure.

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Everything you need to do and check

When you arrive in the Netherlands

Registering in Dutch municipality
Citizen Service Number
What's a DigiD?
Children and schools
Does the Netherlands have benefits?
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After arrival - documents

Settling in the Netherlands

After arrival one of the first things to take care of is getting a BSN: A Citizen Service Number. This is your own personal number for contact with the government. Click here for more information on this personal number.

Although it is not compulsory to register with a GP (general practitioner), it is recommended. This ensures you always have access to care when you need it. Your health insurer can help you find a GP in your area. You have the freedom to choose a GP. However, keep in mind that there may be a waiting list. It is also possible that a GP may refuse you as a patient, for instance if you live too far from the practice.

Remember that settling into a new country takes time. Embrace the journey, be patient with yourself, and celebrate each small achievement along the way. You’re embarking on a remarkable adventure that will shape your personal and professional growth.

Check out the FAQ below for everything you need to get in order after you arrive in the Netherlands. Any questions left? Contact us.

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