The Hague International Centre
Published: 02 July 2013 Modified: 18 September 2013
The Hague International Centre provides a one-stop-shop for international organisations and companies and their international 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 or Leidschendam-Voorburg.
The centre is a joint initiative of the municipalities of The Hague, Delft and Leidschendam-Vooburg, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service and ACCESS, a not-for-profit organisation serving the international community.
The Hague International Centre offers an expedited service for highly-skilled migrants and their family members. Companies may already submit an application for a residence permit before the applicant arrives in the Netherlands. Once he has landed, the highly-skilled migrant will be invited to The Hague International Centre to complete all the formalities in a single visit.
The employee will be registered with the municipality and receive a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer/BSN), and be issued his residence permit from the IND, all during one appointment. This is called the one-stop-shop and takes about four weeks. However, it is also possible to choose the two-stop-shop option. This procedure is faster, but the expat will need to visit The Hague International Centre twice. The employee will be permitted to start working immediately after the first visit; the second visit is only to collect the residence card.
The Hague International Centre also provides expedited services for privileged persons, people working in scientific research and European Union citizens who are working for companies authorised as a sponsor by the IND.
For more information visit Registration procedures Expats and Highly-Skilled Migrants.
The Hague International Centre offers a welcome package to new arrivals and provides basic information on 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 the services provided by various municipal departments and national agencies.
Welcome to The Hague programme
The Hague International Centre offers the 'Welcome to The Hague' programme six times a year. The morning is organised to help give you a better understanding of The Hague and is an opportunity to expand your network of contacts and meet other members of the international community. The best part of the programme is naturally the guided tour through the city historic centre.
The Hague International Centre aims to make your time in The Hague comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you to our office and beautiful city.
The Hague International Centre
P.O. Box 12600
2500 DJ The Hague
City Hall (Atrium)
Spui 70, The Hague
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.
Telephone: +31 (0)70 353 50 43
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