Expanding your horizons in Utrecht Region?
Your adventure starts at the International Welcome Centre. Find information about the essential first steps and cross them of your to-do list.
File for a permit
You might need a permit or visa to enter the country for study or research purposes. Find out about the requirements and different permits.
Start your search for a place to live sooner rather than later. Learn about finding student housing in Utrecht Region.
Register with the municipality
Upon your arrival in the Netherlands, you need to register with the municipality you will live in to receive a BSN number.
Obtain a DigiD
When you live and work in the Netherlands you need a DigiD, short for digital identification, to safely access (government) services.
Open a bank account
Once you are registered and have received a BSN number, you can open a Dutch bank account.
Arrange health insurance
It is compulsory to take out Dutch health insurance within four months of registering with the municipality.
Living in Utrecht Region
After completing the formalities, it is time to get familiar with local life. Find information about culture, education, transportation, and much more.