The Hague International Centre, Expat Desk

The Hague International Centre (THIC) is the Expat Desk for international staff and their families of international organisations, companies and institutions located in Delft, The Hague, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk and Wassenaar.

You can visit the THIC for the following services:

  • Registration with the municipality (BRP, by appointment only)
  • Issuance of residence permit and citizen service number (BSN)
  • Medical statement (eigen verklaring) to convert a foreign driving licence
  • Information about all kinds of municipal services such as parking permits and rubbish collection
  • General information on living in the Netherlands, including health care, education and housing

Who is it for?

  • European Union citizens, highly-skilled migrants from outside the European Union and scientific researchers working for companies which have been authorised by the IND as an official sponsor
  • Privileged persons (diplomats and consular staff)


Postal address

P.O. Box 12600
2500 DJ The Hague

Visitor address

City Hall (Atrium)
Spui 70, The Hague
Telephone: +31 (0)70 353 50 43

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs. Municipal registration is by appointment only.

Appointment for municipal registration

You can make an appointment to register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) by sending an email to Once you register, you will receive a residence permit (as requested by your employer) and a citizen service number (BSN) on the spot.

More information

More information can be found at The Hague International Centre.

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Gepubliceerd: 29 February 2016Laatste wijziging: 1 August 2017