First registration in the Netherlands

You file your ‘first registration’ when you are moving to the Netherlands for the first time or when you have registered before but have left the Netherlands before the 1st of October 1994.

  • if you are moving from a country outside of The Netherlands, you have to make an appointment beforehand by phone
  • 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