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Moving to another country means dealing with all sorts of queries and practical issues to do with living and working abroad. Expat centers will be able to answer your questions about immigration, housing, taxes, insurance, finance, social life, etc. Several local authorities in the Netherlands have an expat center that will extend a warm welcome to anyone settling in the Netherlands. The I am Expat website offers an overview of the regional expat centres.
Helping with formalities
Expat centers will be able to help with a wide range of formalities at a local or national level, e.g. finding a place to live, finding your partner a job, arranging a parking permit, registering a birth, or even sorting out your immigration papers.
Helping with employees
Employing non-Dutch residents involves resolving a whole range of practical issues. Expat centers will help you deal with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, IND), e.g. arranging residence permits (verbijfsvergunning), citizen service numbers (burgerservicenummer, BSN) and work permits (werkvergunningen).