If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than four months to study, you will need to register in the Municipal Personal Records Database at the department Burgerzaken of the city of your residence. If you live in Utrecht this is: Burgerzaken, Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht.
Make an appointment before you go to the Municipality
You can register by appointment only via an online appointment module set up by the Municipality (in Dutch: Burgerzaken), and need to do so as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands. You can already register for an appointment between August 19th and September 27th via the online appointment module on the website of the Municipality of Utrecht.
You can use this Powerpoint to guide you through the process.
Students who need a residence permit or who are applying for a Working Holiday Scheme are asked to bring proof of legal residence to their appointment:
- If you are a student who has applied for a residence permit, we provide the Municipality with this information and you will not need to bring proof.
- If you are applying for a Working Holiday Scheme, please bring your filled out WHS application form with you to the appointment. We will send you the form by email before the Orientation Day.