Relocation guide for expats

You have made your decision: you are relocating to Utrecht Region. Great! There are a couple of things you have to arrange before and after your arrival. On this page, you can find everything you need to know to ensure a smooth start of this new chapter in your life.


Moving to a new country can be overwhelming. What formalities do you need to complete? Our checklist will guide you through the process step by step.

Formalities checklist

Relocation app

Check out the Welcome to NL Relocation App: the relocation guide to make your move to the Utrecht Region as smooth as possible. It includes all the steps you will have to take so you know what to arrange before your move to the Netherlands, upon your arrival and when settling in.

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Useful information

Living in Utrecht Region

Now that you have moved to Utrecht Region, it is time to get settled. Find information about transportation, finances, the Dutch education system, culture and leisure, and learning Dutch. Let’s make Utrecht Region feel like home!

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Free expat support

The Utrecht International Center offers free services to help you ease into your new life in the Netherlands. Find out how we can be of help.

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