Governmental Procedures (one-stop-shop)

As a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands you need a residence permit to work. Learn more about the conditions and application procedure for registration (BSN) and/or residence permit (IND).


Registration in the Netherlands

You are living abroad, want to move to Nijmegen and intend to stay longer than 4 months. Register in person within 5 days. Make an appointment at the Lifeport Welcome Center.

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Residence permit (IND)

In the Netherlands a residence permit is issued by the Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst – IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service).

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Make an appointment for both municipality of Nijmegen and IND - TEMPORARILY FOR FREE! (SPECIAL INTRODUCTION OFFER)

To make a combined appointment at Lifeport Welcome Center for registration with the Nijmegen municipality as well as collecting your residence permit or providing biometrics (IND), please fill out the contact form or send an e-mail to or call at +31 622 56 78 48 during opening hours. At this moment we provide this service for FREE as a special introduction offer. During the coming months we will ask new customers to pay a fee for this special service. 

To make an appointment to only collect a residence permit or provide biometrics (IND), visit the website of IND []

Opening hours
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Visiting address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9, 6525 EZ Nijmegen