New in Zwolle

First steps for Newcomers

First steps for Newcomers

You have just arrived in Zwolle. And you don’t know how to register or what to do next? On this page you will find information that will help you settle in Zwolle.

Registering as a non-resident

Registering as a non-resident

Will you be staying in the Netherlands for less than 4 months? Then you need to register in the Non-residents Records Database. Registering is possible in 19 municipalities.

Moving from abroad

Moving from abroad

Are you coming from abroad to live in Zwolle. And will you be staying here for more than 4 months? Then you need to register as a resident with the Personal Records Database (BRP).

Exchanging a foreign driving licence

Exchanging a foreign driving licence

Do you want to drive a car in the Netherlands? But your driving licence is from another country? Read here if and how you can exchange it for a valid Dutch driving licence.

Civic integration

Civic integration

Do you want to live in Zwolle? And do you come from outside of the EU, EEA, Turkey or Switzerland? Then you must start your civic integration after you receive your residence permit. 

Participating in Zwolle

Participating in Zwolle

Are you trying to find your way in Zwolle? The municipality of Zwolle wants to help new residents actively participate in their new community.