All residents in the Netherlands who are planning to stay more than four months must register with the municipality in which they intend to live. The registration needs to be made in person, with all family members present. All residents new to the Netherlands are required by Dutch law to register their presence within five days after arriving.

This first registration is required so a Burgerservicenummer – BSN (resident service number) can be issued for each family member, this number is mandatory for all residents of the Netherlands.

New arrivals who have come to the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant (or their family members), scientific researchers, Intra Corporate Transferee or those completing their Orientation Year are eligible to have their registration fast-tracked. Simply make an appointment with the experts at the Expat Centre Maastricht Region and in utilising the specialised Fast Track process we are able to expedite administrative processes and have our international talent settled more swiftly.

Please call or email to book a one-on-one consultation with the Expat Centre Maastricht Region team
+31 (0)43 350 5010 /

Expat Centre Maastricht Region is located inside the Maastricht International Centre, on the first floor of Centre Céramique, which is currently undergoing renovations.
Although the building is closed until 12:00 each day due to construction works, the team at the expat centre are still operating normal business hours, which are 09:00-17:00 from Tuesday until Friday.
If you have an appointment or want to walk in and ask some advice before 12:00, just ring the doorbell at the front entrance to Centre Céramique (on Plein 1992) and security will let you in.
In the event that security is elsewhere engaged at that moment, call the Expat Centre Maastricht Region team.