EU or EEA member state nationals
EU or EEA member state and Swiss nationals (with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania) who wish to or have stayed in the Netherlands for more than three months should register with the IND. They do not require a residence permit.
Who needs to register?
You must register with the IND if you meet the following three conditions:
You are anEU/EEA member state or Swiss national (with the exception of Bulgaria and Romania)
- You will be staying in the Netherlands for a period longer than three months or you wish to stay in the Netherlands for longer than three months.
- You are staying in the Netherlands because you work in the Netherlands (as an employee or on a self-employed basis) or because you are taking part in a training programme in the Netherlands. If you no longer work in the Netherlands, you must be able to support yourself financially by some other means.
Please note! Prior to registering with the IND, you must be registered in the Municipal Administration (GBA) of the municipality where you are staying. For advice on how to register with the local government and required documents, please contact the municipality.
What does registration involve?
If you will be staying in the Netherlands for a period longer than three months, you must register with the IND. In order to register, you must submit documents showing the purpose of your stay. After registration, the IND will immediately provide you with a registration certificate in the shape of a sticker in your passport (or other identity papers). Registration with the IND is free of charge.
Once registered, you are entitled to stay in the Netherlands for as long as you wish.Last update: 21-05-2012