Procedures for EU/EEA citizens
Published: 03 October 2013 Modified: 03 October 2013
If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland and if you are living in The Hague, you need to register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA) of The Hague.
If you are working for a company or organisation participating in the highly-skilled migrants scheme (kennismigrantenregeling) of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), you can make an appointment at The Hague International Centre by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise you need to make an appointment at the Immigration Office by phoning tel. 14 070 (from abroad: +31 70 353 30 00) from Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 18.00 hrs. You can only make an appointment at the Immigration Office in The Hague if you reside in The Hague. If you live in one of the surrounding municipalities, for example Voorburg or Rijswijk, you need to contact your own municipality.
To read about the exact procedure, click on Registration procedures EU/EEA or Swiss citizens.
Click here for details on what you are expected to take to your appointment.
You will be registered in the GBA during your appointment. You will also receive a Burgerservicenummer (citizen service number/BSN) straight away along with a letter containing your registration details.
Once you are officially registered in the GBA, you will also need to register with the IND. As proof of your registration you will receive an EU sticker in your passport. Please download and complete the Registration form for citizens of the Union (proof of entitlement to residency status) and take along the required documents.
For more information visit the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service or call 0900 - 123 45 61.
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