Governmental Procedures

As a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands you need a residence permit to work. Learn more about the conditions and application procedure for registration (BSN) and/or residence permit (IND).


Registration in the Netherlands

If you are working or studying in the Netherlands, or living here for more than 4 months, you have to register at the municipality where you will be living to be entered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie personen or BRP). 

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Residence permit (IND)

In the Netherlands a residence permit is issued by the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst – IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).

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The Lifeport Welcome Center offers a One-Stop-Shop service as a part of the Welcome Programme, where you can schedule one appointment for your Welcome Meeting, IND, and municipality registration appointments. 

FInd out more about the Welcome Programme and One-Stop-Shop

Make individual appointments

To make individual IND or municipality registration appointments, see below:

  • Registration in the BRP via Municipality of Nijmegen at
  • Collecting residence permit via
  • Providing biometric data via
  • Receiving residence endorsement sticker via