Government support for entrepreneurs

Expat centers

This information is provided by: Immigration and Naturalisation Service

Moving to another country means dealing with all sorts of queries and practical issues to do with living and working abroad. Several local authorities in the Netherlands have an expat center that will extend a warm welcome to anyone settling in the Netherlands. Expat centers will be able to answer your questions about immigration, housing, taxes, insurance, finance, social life, etc.

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).

This information is provided by:

Immigration and Naturalisation Service

Any further questions?

Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service +31 (0)88 043 0430