Immigration Office and sub-municipal offices
Published: 29 September 2010 Modified: 21 March 2013
Here you find important information about municipal offices, including the Immigration Office, a compulsory step for every foreigner wanting to relocate to The Hague from abroad.
The Hague is so large that it has established an Immigration Office.
Don't be tricked by the name! To offer better service, The Hague created a one-stop shop including the municipality's Department of Public Service (formerly Registration Office) and Social Services (SZW) and the national Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and Aliens Police.
Foreigners need to register here officially within five days after arrival. Visits to the Immigration Office are arranged exclusively by appointment. All family members must attend the appointment in person, regardless of age.
The office is located in the Statenkwartier and can be reached by public transport with Tram 17 (Gemeentemuseum stop) or Bus 24 (Aert v.d. Goesstraat stop). Contact information can be found under Immigration Office in The Hague.
As one of the four largest municipalities in the Netherlands, The Hague is divided into eight city districts, each with its own sub-municipal office (stadsdeelkantoor). There will always be a sub-municipal office close by. Click on Sub-municipal offices for addresses and office hours.
Please note that on any given evening from Monday to Friday, one sub-municipal office is open until 20.00 hours. For example, the office in Scheveningen is open on Monday and the office in City Hall (Centrum) on Thursday until 20.00 hrs. City Hall is included among the eight sub-municipal offices.
For the majority of municipal procedures, it makes no difference which sub-municipal office you visit in The Hague. Once you have started a procedure at one sub-municipal office, it is strongly recommended that you remain with that office until your procedure is finalised. However, in the case of your initial registration as a foreigner in the Netherlands (or if you are repatriating to the Netherlands), you may apply only to the Immigration Office.
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