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Registration Appointment

Planning to stay in Rotterdam or Schiedam for more than four months? Then you have to register as soon as you arrive (registration is only possible with an address in Rotterdam or Schiedam). Please check here what documents are necessary for the registration appointment.

Please note: International newcomers travelling from a high-risk area are required to self-quarantine for 10 days by the Dutch government. Please follow government measures regarding testing and self-quarantine and do not visit the Rotterdam Expat Centre while in quarantine.

At Rotterdam Expat Centre you can book a combined appointment to register your long-term BSN with the municipality and/or collect your residence permit and/or to provide your biometrical information at the IND.

The one stop shop is only available for:

Please note that international students should make their appointment at their respective campus or at city hall.

Please be aware
It is not possible to make an appointment at the Rotterdam Expat Centre to register as a non-resident (RNI), change your address, or hand in additional documents (birth certificate, marriage licence etc.).  For this you will need to schedule an appointment with the municipality of Rotterdam by calling: +31 (0)10-2671625.

More info
If you need more information, please check our webpage about long term municipal registration.

You you can also use the button above to make an appointment for collecting your residence permit, for biometrics and the like. The button can’t be used for procedures relating to registration/living in Schiedam (please read below).


Registration Schiedam
If you wish to register for the municipality of Schiedam at Rotterdam Expact Centre, you have to book an appointment with us on a Monday afternoon. To do so, please contact us at In order to process your registration, we need some information beforehand. Please fill out this form. Without this information we won’t be able to start your registration procedure.

The municipalities of Capelle aan den IJssel and Vlaardingen are NOT part of Rotterdam, it’s not possible to register for those municipalities at Rotterdam Expat Centre.