The International Welcome Centre is here to help!
Make use of our free services which are designed to advise and assist you during your arrival and stay in Utrecht Region.
File for a permit
If you want to live and work in the Netherlands, you might need to apply for a permit or visa. Learn more about the different permits.
You probably want to find a place to call home. Learn more about the different housing options and the region’s cities and neighbourhoods.
Find a job
Are you an international looking for a job or are you planning on starting a business? Learn more about what Utrecht Region has to offer.
Register with the municipality
You need to register with the relevant municipality if you are going to live, study or work in the Netherlands. Register your family at the same time.
Obtain a DigiD
To gain access to certain Dutch government services online, you need a DigiD (short for digital identification).
Open a bank account
Once you are registered and have obtained a citizen service number (BSN), you are ready for the next step: opening a bank account.
Arrange health insurance
When living and working in the Netherlands, you must take out Dutch health insurance within four months of registering with the municipality.
Find childcare and schools
If you have children, finding a good school in Utrecht Region and getting them settled in quickly is a priority. There are many excellent schools and child
Discover the transport options
Learn more about the various transport options in Utrecht Region and the Netherlands.
Start exploring and enjoying Utrecht Region
You did it. You arranged everything. It is now time to enjoy and explore all that Utrecht Region has to offer.