Informatie in het Nederlands

International talent in Amsterdam

Many Dutch companies, research institutions and other organisations bolster their teams with international talent. To simplify hiring highly skilled migrants, the Expatcenter takes care of many of the necessary formalities for you. For example, we can assist you in organising residence permits and registration with the municipality.

The Expatcenter is a joint initiative of the cities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Hilversum, Haarlemmermeer and Velsen, the Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND) and the Tax Office.

What can we do for your company?  

You can set the most important official procedures in motion even before your employee has arrived in the country. We can then help your international employees with the following:

  • Registration with the municipality 
    We organise the employee’s registration with the municipality (available for all participating municipalities).
  • BSN number 
    As a result of registering with the municipality, during their appointment your employee will receive a personal public service number (BSN number), which is allocated to all residents of the Netherlands.
  • Visa or residence permit 
    If your employee is not an EU national, we will help with the visa or residence permit.
  • 30% tax ruling 
    Applications for the 30% tax ruling for your employee can be made through the Expatcenter at the Tax Office.  
  • Driving licence – certificate of fitness
  • At the Expatcenter, your employee can apply for a certificate of fitness, which is needed for exchanging a driving licence issued in another country into a Dutch driving licence.

Living in the Netherlands

The I amsterdam portal offers a wealth of useful information for expats, including advice about accommodation, work, taxes, childcare and clubs, activities and cultural events in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Expatcenter Partnership Programme
The Expatcenter’s Partnership Programme connects expats with local expat-related service providers.

Help and support 
We are happy to answer questions, provide information and offer advice and support regarding living and working in the Amsterdam Area.

Would you like to know more about how the Expatcenter Amsterdam can help your company? 
For further information about our services, call +31 (0)20 254 7970 or send an email to [email protected].

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