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Official Expatcenters in the Netherlands

There are currently 11 official Expatcenters in the Netherlands, including IN Amsterdam. Each one is a government organisation that offers an accelerated procedure in arranging the residency and municipal registration of highly skilled migrants and their accompanying family members.

11 Official Expatcenters

IN Amsterdam officially opened in 2008 as the first of its kind (until 8 May 2017, it was known as Expatcenter Amsterdam). It is a joint initiative of the municipalities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (later joined by Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen).

Private initiatives using the Expatcenter name

Please note: there are commercial parties in the market who operate under the name Expatcenter. These companies are not official Expatcenters (even though they may call themselves one). They are not run by a government agency, nor are they affiliated with the City of Amsterdam or the Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND). Therefore they are not able to directly offer the Expatcenter Procedure or other municipal services such as municipal registration or an application for a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).

Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

To contact one of the official, government-operated Expatcenters, please refer to the following contact list: 

  • Welcome Center Food Valley
    Building Plus Ultra II, Bronland 10, 6708 WH Wageningen
    Website: ecfv.nl/en
    Phone: +31 (0)31 748 2609
    Email: info@wcfv.nl
  • International Welcome Center North
    Gedempte Zuiderdiep 98, 9711 HL Groningen
    Website: iwcn.nl
    Phone: +31 (0)50 367 7197
    Email: info@iwcn.nl