Welcome Center Food Valley offers specific services for foreign professionals hired by a Dutch employer.
Contracted by the employer, we arrange formalities such as arranging the appointment to collect residence permit card, biometric data collection and registration with the municipality for a fixed fee.
As an employer, you can also choose to have us arrange all procedures and formalities. Please contact us to discuss our packages for various procedures.
Is your new employee coming to the Netherlands without a visa? In that case, the IND will need biometric data in order to issue a residence permit. Upon arrival in the Netherlands, we will schedule an appointment at our IND in-house desk to collect this information and apply for the residence permit. As soon as this is processed, we can plan an appointment to collect the residence permit card.
Biometric data required for a residence permit:
- A fingerprint scan.
- A passport photo. The photo will be made at our 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.
Register with the municipality
Every resident of the Netherlands must have a BSN (social security number). Your new employee needs this number when for example opening a bank account and taking out insurances. The BSN number is provided upon registration with the municipality in the Personal Records Database (BRP).
BSN pre-registration procedure municipality:
Pre-registration is required to issue a BSN number at the appointment. We can arrange this pre-registration to ensure an efficient process.
Appointment registration in municipality:
After pre-registration, the municipality official can issue the BSN number directly to the expat during this personal appointment.
Rather let us arrange everything for you?
Of course, we will be happy to help you by taking care of these individual services. Should you however wish to have everything arranged in one go? And ensure that your new employee can start working as soon as possible after arrival in the Netherlands? Let us guide you through the entire process and take care of all formalities.
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