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Did you hire expats before?

Did you hire a highly skilled migrant before? Are you already recognised as a sponsor by the IND?

In that case, you can profit from a faster relocation process. You also have to submit less paperwork. At Expat Center Food Valley, we help you relocate your new employee to the Netherlands. From advice, checks and submitting applications to providing your new employee with personal information; we take care of everything.

What we check:

  • Whether or not the expat’s wage is in line with the market.
  • Whether or not other conditions are applicable.

The residence permit can be picked up at our IND in-house desk on the first Thursday after arrival in the Netherlands.

What we check:

  • What is your new employee’s country of origin?
  • Does your new employee meet the conditions for a residence permit for highly skilled migrants?
  • What type of visa is required, if any?
  • Which other conditions are applicable?

How we help relocate the family members of your new employer?

  • We check whether or not all family members meet the requirements for relocation.
    We help you apply for a residence permit.
    We advise on how to apply for a visa for family members.
    We provide information on matters such as financial affairs, insurance, education and training, and Dutch law and regulations.

Which biometric data does IND collect for the residence permit?

  • A fingerprint scan.
  • A passport photo. The photo will be made at the IND desk.
  • The foreign professional’s signature.

The residence permit can be picked up at our IND in-house desk within 1 or 2 weeks after the biometrics appointment.

Which conditions apply to the registration, depends on the length of stay and the country of origin.

Once the residence permit has been issued, your new employees will register themselves with the municipality of Wageningen. They will immediately receive their BSN.

Which information do we provide?

  • Things to be arranged additionally.
  • Practical information about the Wageningen region and Food Valley.
  • Information on matters such as financial affairs, insurance, education and training, and Dutch law and regulations.

“I am grateful for your priceless help to me. Thank you very much for your quick response and help.”

Murat Yanet

“Moving to a new place can be very stressful. For me, travelling and settling in the Netherlands was never hard, because I had all the necessary support and information at each step from Expat Center Food valley in Wageningen.”

Steve Gowelo