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Expatcenter Amsterdam

The Expatcenter provides a one-stop-shop service for international talent: companies and their highly skilled migrant employees, scientific researchers, international entrepreneurs and international graduates. The Expatcenter helps with residence and work permits (including the startup visa), registration with the municipality, the 30% tax ruling and many other official matters.

Welcome to the Expatcenter Amsterdam

The Expatcenter services

With simplified processes and applications, the Expatcenter aims to better meet the needs of international companies and their expatriate employees in...

Forms & downloads

Here you can download some of the essential forms (in PDF format) used by the Expatcenter, Belastingdienst and IND to simplify procedures for employer...

Amsterdam Salon

Join the Amsterdam Salon, an international network combining Amsterdam’s bustling cultural life with social events and professional and cultural excha...

About the Expatcenter

About us

The cities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Hilversum, Haarlemmermeer and Velsen, together with the Immigration and Naturalisation S...

Brexit Information Point

Following the United Kingdom's referendum on membership of the European Union, held in June 2016, the so-called Brexit decision has raised fresh quest...

Expatcenter highlights


  • High net worth investors encouraged to invest in Amsterdam’s thriving economy

    As of 1 July 2016, an amended permit for foreign investors has been implemented in the Netherlands, which has led to new ambitions within the City of Amsterdam.

  • Expatcenter corporate newsletter September 2016

    Stay tuned in to the fields of HR, immigration and highly skilled migrants via the Expatcenter's corporate newsletter. This is the newsletter from September 2016.

  • Decreased sponsor fees for small businesses

    In its continuing efforts to attract international talent to the Netherlands, the Dutch government has announced that the fees paid by businesses to become a recognised sponsor will change.

  • Work permit requirements for Japanese nationals

    The rules regarding work permits for Japanese nationals in the Netherlands are set to change next year. As of 1 January 2017, Japanese nationals will no longer be exempt from the requirement for a work permit in the Netherlands, and employers of Japanese citizens in the Netherlands will need to apply for a single permit that combines both residence and work permits.

  • Partnership between Diemen and Expatcenter Amsterdam

    On Thursday 23 June, Kajsa Ollongren and Jeroen Klaasse, the Alderpersons for Economic Affairs of Amsterdam and Diemen respectively, will sign an agreement on Diemen’s affiliation to the Expatcenter Amsterdam.

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