The Hague

Settling into The Hague

The Hague International Centre

The Hague International Centre (THIC) provides a special service to expats and highly-skilled migrants moving to The Hague. With just one appointment they are able to arrange your residence permit, registration in the Personal Records Database of the municipality (Gemeentelijke Baisadministratie GBA) and Burgerservicenummer (BSN). These are all required to be allowed to work in the Netherlands.

Making an appointment is easy and can be done through the employer or by calling 070 353 5043. For Shell employees the appointment will be made by TEAM Relocations.

The new centre will also include the municipal expat desk and ACCESS. The expat desk will answer all questions regarding municipal affairs and ACCESS is non-profit organisation committed to supporting the international expatriate community with information about living and working in The Hague region.

City Hall Spui 70 The Hague. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00

Tel: +31 (0)70-353 5043


The Hague City Hall

Their website provides you with extended information on settling in the The Hague.


Team Relocations

A professional corporate relocation company contracted to Shell to help you with your settling in process. You will be appointed a contact person. Your personal details will be passed on to them and they will arrange a meeting with you (and your family) within the first few weeks.

Tel: +31 (0)20 795 1780