The Hague International Centre

Plan your visit


It is no longer mandatory to keep up a 1.5-metre distance in the Centre, and it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask in City Hall. 

However, we still ask that if you have either had a positive Coronavirus test, or are exhibiting any symptoms, please stay at home and quarantine. Just get in contact with our staff and we will be able to re-schedule your appointment.

The Dutch government still recommends keeping up social distance, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, washing your hands regularly; and wearing a face mask in crowded places.

Please visit for the latest Coronavirus measures in the Netherlands.

General services

  • For municipal registration, collecting your residence document, or registering your certificates, please make an appointment via our website.
  • ACCESS volunteers are available to answer questions from visitors at the Centre. You can also send your questions to:

Tips for getting an earlier appointment for municipal registrations:

  • Appointment slots are available 3 months in advance. Please book appointments in advance if you are a newcomer. You can change or rebook appointments with the confirmation email that is automatically sent to the contact person.
  • If you cannot come to the appointment, please cancel, or rebook so someone else can take your slot.
  • Sometimes it may be quicker to book separate appointments for family members. You can book an appointment for the employee first and later for the accompanying family members. The employee can already be incorporated on the payroll. We have more appointment slots available for singles than families due to ongoing coronavirus measures.

Municipal services

Revised services at municipalities

Municipalities have adapted their services to comply with national guidelines. Please visit their websites for the latest update on available services.

Our team

Our team is available to answer your questions about formalities, and living and working in The Hague region via email or by visiting the Centre.


For more information about the coronavirus, please visit our coronavirus resource page for internationals.