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Registration at Town Hall

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Registration at Town Hall

Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:47 pm

I have just arrived from Canada to the Netherlands and I am wondering if someone knows anything about the procedure to register at the"town hall''?

My moving company has asked me for a bunch of documents to be able to clear my household goods through customs. One of the documents required are a proof of registration at the town hall showing that I am a newcomer to the Netherlands. I have two questions regarding how to obttain this document:
1. How do I find my town hall (on the internet), adress, opening hours etc.?
2. What documentation will they ask me to show before issuing this document?

I would be very grateful for any help in this matter. Thanks!

 

A_M_J
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Re: Registration at Town Hall

Post Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:29 pm

Hi there,

Welcome to Expat Focus.

My understanding is that the following documents need to be presented when registering at the "town hall":

- birth certificate
- passport
- marriage certificate (if applicable)
- housing contract or letter from your landlord

For the life of me I can't remember if they give you your proof of registration there and then or whether they send it out to you (it's been a few years since I did it myself). In any event it's probably best to check with the town hall first as to what documents are required in case there are more than those mentioned above or they need photos etc. (it may well be that different areas have diferent procedures/requirements).

As far as finding the town hall itself on the internet is concerned, try Googling for the name of the town/city plus the word "gemeentehuis", "stadkantoor" or "stadhuis".

Hope the above is of some use.

Kind regards,

Jamie


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Re: Registration at Town Hall

Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:35 pm

Thanks, very useful tips. I received the proof of registration right away.

 

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