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Scheveningen, The Hague in The Netherlands

Expat info about the Netherlands

When you have arrived in the Netherlands you should arrange the following issues before moving on (Download checklist):

  • Fetch your Dutch residency permit (VVR) at the IND.
  • Register with your local municipality, where they will also apply for your BSN number.
  • Apply for a Digi-D.
  • Apply for Kindertoeslag (if applicable)
  • Open a bank account.
  • Research, view and finalise rental accommodation – we will also assist with these appointments
  • and with your rental agreement etc.
  • Apply for medical insurance.
  • Apply to exchange your SA drivers licence.
  • Attend interviews with prospective clients (if applicable).
  • Begin Dutch language lessons.
  • Go for TB screening (within the first 3 months).

Expat Checklist

  • Valid Passport
  • Set of Passport photos for use in the Netherlands
  • Unabridged Birth Certificate & Apostille
  • Unabridged Marriage Certificate & Apostille (if applicable). With an unmarried partner, relationship status as 'single' document with Apostille
  • South African Driver’s License - Check the expiry date of your Driver’s License, as you are presently not able to get a new one once you are in the Netherland
  • Medical Records – copies of tests done and a letter from your doctor regarding any medication you require / medical conditions
  • School records (if bringing your children over) – for the last 2 years.

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