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The Hague International Centre

Published: 14 January 2014 Modified: 17 March 2014

The Hague International Centre provides a one-stop-shop for international organisations and companies and their expatriate employees. It is the first point of contact for (new) residents and has been created especially for the expatriate who is working and living in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.

The Hague International Centre

The centre is a joint initiative of the municipalities of The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg and Rijswijk, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and ACCESS, a not-for-profit organisation serving the international community.

Fast government service

The Hague International Centre offers an expedited service for highly-skilled migrants, scientific researchers and their family members. Employers can already submit an application to the IND for their expat employees’ admission and residency while the employee is still abroad. Once he has arrived, the employee will be invited to The Hague International Centre to complete all formalities in a single visit.

Highly-skilled migrants and scientific researchers will be registered with the municipality and receive a citizen service number (BSN) and residence permit, all during one appointment. This is called the one-stop-shop and takes about 4 weeks from the date of application until the visit at The Hague International Centre.

The Hague International Centre also provides an expedited service for individuals and family members who are privileged persons as well as European Union citizens working for companies which have been authorised by the IND as an official sponsor.

For more information visit Registration procedures Expats and Highly-Skilled Migrants.

Expat information

The Hague International Centre offers a welcome package to new arrivals and supplies information on a wide range of topics concerning working and living in the Netherlands, including health care and education.

The centre forms a point of contact between individual expats and the government. It provides information on municipal and national services, such as driving licences, parking permits and the 30% ruling of the Tax Department.

Most of this information is provided by the volunteer organisation ACCESS. The staff of this organisation consists of native speakers of several languages. But even more importantly, the volunteers themselves have had similar expatriate experiences and can share their expertise along with the information they provide. 

The Hague International Centre

Visitor address

City Hall (Atrium)
Spui 70, The Hague
Telephone: +31 (0)70 353 50 43
Open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 17.00 hours.

For appointments only

Please send an email to:

Postal address

P.O. Box 12600
2500 DJ The Hague

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