No company is the same, no individual is the same. This is our nicest challenge in creating the best relocation solutions for both our clients and as well as the arriving international transferees or returning Dutch employees.
Carefully listening to our client’s needs, the mobility policy and corporate culture in combination with the nationalities, cultures and family situations of their employees, leads us to developing tailor made relocation packages to assist in the most personal, efficient and cost-effective way.
PRE-MOVE ORIENTATION TOURS
When an employee is considering to move the Netherlands, getting a realistic idea what the new life would look like can make a significant contribution in the decision process. With this purpose we offer Pre-move Orientation Tours in the potential new environment.
Included are viewings in typical Dutch properties, the atmosphere in various neighborhoods of interest, an introduction to Dutch culture, schools, shopping, sports facilities, safety, answer personal questions and concerns.
Immediately after arrival the transferee can stay in a hotel, but probably would prefer the usually more homely and cost effective solution of staying in Temporary Accommodation.
Thereafter we start with the home search for the longer term. Expat Management Group has a large network of service providers in this field and arranges optimal negotiated bookings up front. The transferee can move in from the first day of arrival.
Expat Management Group is highly experienced in assisting with finding a good house or apartment, temporary or for the long(er) term. We offer tailor made service packages with variations to what extend the transferee would like to be assisted.
Our Field Consultants with local area knowledge and therefore very important input are represented in the entire Netherlands. This service includes lease negotiations, check of the lease contract, check-in support, connection of utilities and internet.
PERSONAL REGISTRATION, BSN AND BANK
The legally obliged registration at the local Town Hall, where also to BSN (tax) number is obtained, as well as opening a bank account are essentials for each international transferee and will have to take place as soon as possible after arrival.
Together with our Immigration Team we make sure that appointments are well prepared for, that all documents are in place, that the most efficient timing will be guaranteed.
Whether we need to look for private international schools, double stream, Dutch schools with a “schakelklas”, or day care centers; It can all be arranged.
We will discuss carefully what type of schooling is requested, which budget is available, what other considerations are relevant for making the right choice in the options we will present.
A checklist of all the practical things that need to be arranged after arrival, such as airport pick-up, obtaining a mobile phone, find a doctor and dentist, other medical information, insurances, exchange of driver’s license, parking permit, handyman, cleaning service, baby sitters, shopping, restaurants, sports, cultural facilities and area familiarisation tours.
Expat Management Group offers a special service to assist accompanying spouses to find their way in their new environment and to contribute to making the assignment abroad a positive, fulfilling and interesting experience.
Depending on the personal interests, we assist in researching and selecting the options the Netherlands has to offer.
COORDINATION OF HOUSEHOLD REMOVAL GOODS
Expat Management Group made a selection of the most professional, reliable and price competitive removal companies with specific expertise of working internationally. We can assist our clients by coordinating the initial contact, arrange quotes, advise during the selection process.
Once selected, we work together with the moving company to ensure an efficient import procedure by delivering requested registration documents in time and a timely pleasant delivery at the house.
OTHER RELOCATION SERVICES
Either in house or in partnership with our own preferred professional partners we offer cross cultural training, language courses, furniture rental, car rental and car import, the transport and import of pets, and other services.
At the end of an assignment Expat Management Group assists with ending the lease, support during check-out, return of deposit, cancellation of utilities and internet, personal de-registration at Town Hall and Immigration Authorities (IND), provides a checklist for all personal memberships and secures that mail is forwarded to the new destination.
EMPLOYEE WORK AND RESIDENCE PERMITS
Expat Management Group reviews which type of work and residence permit suit the scope of work of your employees.
Whether this will be highly skilled migrants, intra corporate transferees, labour migrants, trainees, interns, practitioners or blue card etc. you may fee rest assured that the Expat Management Group consultants will manage expectations from the start, inform the stakeholders step-by-step on each process and secure the permit in time, thereby meeting your business demands. We gladly assist with renewals or extensions of paperwork, if needed.
RECOGNIZED SPONSORSHIP FOR COMPANIES
Companies in the Netherlands can become Recognized Sponsor with the immigration authorities and can benefit from expedited processing times and simplified immigration application processes, such as highly skilled migrants, transferees or researchers.
Expat Management Group gladly assist your company securing the Sponsorship agreement and explain on all the rights and duties as Recognized Sponsor, keeping you as a client complaint.
PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND CITIZENSHIP
At Expat Management Group we provide you with a clear advice on the options and red flags to anyone looking to secure Dutch citizenship, Permanent Residency or EU Long Term Residence.
We have the knowledge and understanding to assist you and your family members therewith securing the long term settlement in the Netherlands.
FAMILY MEMBERS PERMITS
Family members are equally important (if not more important!). Regardless of whether family members are accompanying or travelling at a later stage,Expat Management Group will make sure they have all the necessary support documents in place, file their applications and assist them in each step of the immigration process to the Netherlands.
INVESTOR VISA AND ENTREPRENEURS
Expat Management Group is one of the very few specialists that can actually advise on and guide clients in successfully securing an Investor Visa in the Netherlands, which can be a potential for those migrants willing to invest a substantial amount of at least 1.25 million EUR in the Netherlands.
Furthermore, we regularly assist business entrepreneurs from the US and Japan who could secure work and residence authorization based on favourable Treaties.
Expat Management Group is a trusted partner of the Dutch labour- and immigration authorities, and plays an important role in drafting Dutch immigration law and policy in the best interest of its clients.
Moreover, our senior staff is interacting constantly with officials on all government levels and expat centres in the Netherlands. Expat Management Group gladly facilitates client-government interaction and discuss new business-friendly initiatives.
EUROPEAN AND SCHENGEN LAW
Continuously focussed on EU immigration policy matters, Expat Management Group keeps clients abreast of the latest European immigration policies and trends.
More specifically, our thorough knowledge of EU and Schengen regulations has proven to be paramount in shaping our clients’ European expat and business travel policies.
A business visit abroad is usually permitted however limited in time and activities. At Expat Management Group we provide the right framework and workable parameters for your staff to conduct business meetings and advise on the allowable activities that can be waived from work authorization requirements.
Additionally Expat Management Group also assists with securing the correct business visas for you staff to travel abroad.
Securing the correct certificates in the country of origin can be a daunting exercise. For any inbound or outbound immigration-related move, Expat Management Group will review your exact legalization request and will be able to procure, legalise, Apostille and or translate the correct documents in a timely and efficient manner so you don’t have to.
CLIENT WORKSHOP AND AUDIT
We keep our clients abreast of any relevant immigration updates which potentially have an impact on their expat management. We anticipate to your corporate needs and act as your reliable and proactive partner.
Having substantial experience with audits from the Labour Inspectorate, we have a reliable insight the working and practicalities.
Hence we like to prepare our clients beforehand and provide workshops and internal audits focussing on compliance strategies and practices. These prove to be effective for our clients, therewith avoiding penalties, revoking permits or sponsorships and criminal prosecution.
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