Moving to another country might be a new experience for you. Besides dealing with immigration issues and finding accommodation , there are a few things to consider. Please find a useful relocation checklist on IN Amsterdam.
Please inform the International Office of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam about your arrival date, so we can inform you about the required formalities and schedule an appointment for you at IN Amsterdam. IN Amsterdam provides a one-stop service for guests and employees of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Here you will you will be able to collect your residence permit and arrange your registration with the municipality.
It is important that you are properly insured during your stay in the Netherlands. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam requires all incoming international employees and guests to be properly insured by an internationally recognized insurance agency for the duration of their stay (this is also required by Dutch law). Your insurance policy should cover all costs related to sudden illness, accident or death.
Once you have been appointed, there are some financial matters you need to be aware of, such as Dutch taxes and social security, but also the need for a bank account.