Once you’ve arrived in the Netherlands you need to arrange some important formalities to be able to get settled in properly.

Your first point of call will be our Welcome Center at the stadskantoor in Enschede. Here you can arrange the first formalities like registration at the municipality, obtaining your social security number (BSN) and (if you’re from outside the EU) collecting your residence card or have biometrics (photo and fingerprints) taken. We work closely together with the IIND (Immigration service) and 6 municipalities in the Twente region to make these first formalities as easy as possible.

Some nationalities need to take a test on Tuberculosis, so information can be found here. Did you learn about a Digi-D already? What this is and if you need it can be found in this section. Possibilities on opening a bank account can be found here as well. Should you have any questions, you can contact the Expat Center East Netherlands.