Moving to Breda from abroad, first time


If you are moving to Breda from abroad for the first time or if you plan to remain in the Netherlands for at least 4 of the next 6 months, you must register with Breda council in person within 5 days of your arrival. To register your partner and/or children, they must come with you. Arrange an appointment beforehand.

Registration of foreign students

If you are moving to Breda from abroad to study, you have to make an appointment to register. Dutch nationality and from the Caribbean? Choose Non-European Union nationality.

Registration student European Union nationality Registration student Non-European Union nationality

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Make an appointment Non-European Union nationality, Ukraine and Dutch nationality and from the Caribbean

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What you need to know

  • Documents in languages other than English, German, or French must be translated to Dutch by a sworn interpreter/translator.
  • Depending on the country of issue, the documents must meet the authentication regulations (Dutch).
  • The documents may not be older than 3 years.

Non-EU citizen

If you are not an EU-citizen, you must first report to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) to obtain a residence permit. For more information about a residence permit, please visit the website of the IND (Dutch).

More information

Information from the Central Government about entering the Netherlands in relation to Coronavirus.

You will need the following

  • to register in Breda, you need original documents about you and your children from your home country. For example, birth certificate, marriage certificate or divorce certificate
  • a valid travel document for every person to be registered
  • proof of de-registration if travelling from Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius
  • the rental or purchase contract of your home or written approval from the main resident you live with

Welcome to Breda

Hello new resident of Breda. If you have just moved to Breda, you will need to arrange a number of things.

To give you a helping hand, you will find a number of practical tips on the Welcome to Breda. You are now a 'Bredanaar'! page.