If you relocate to Almere from abroad, you need to register as a resident here. There are two ways to go about this process.
For the Almere city hall procedure you must register in person at city hall.
Please note that the certificate(s) generally needs to be authenticated (legalised/apostille) first. Learn more about authenticating documents.
Depending on your situation, you may also need to show other certificates issued in foreign countries. During your appointment, you will learn which additional documents you need. You will have three months to arrange these documents. You will also need to make a new appointment when you have the additional certificates.
IN Amsterdam (formerly Expatcenter Amsterdam) provides a one-stop-shop service for international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. Companies and their highly skilled migrant employees, scientific researchers, international entrepreneurs and international graduates are served. The IN Amsterdam procedure includes immigration elements such as residence and work permits (including the startup visa), registration with the municipality, the 30% tax ruling and many other official matters. This option may be appealing for international newcomers who wish to minimise their administration and take care of everything at once. Please note, however, that your company or employer must have a recognised sponsor status with the IND.
If you wish to work in the Netherlands, you need a residence permit. Which type of permit depends on the type of work you are going to carry out: a single permit (GVVA) or a separate residence permit and work permit (TWV). For more information see the website of the IND, the immigration and naturalisation services.