When you are relocating to another country, it is possible to get help from a relocation agency. There are relocation agencies in The Netherlands, but not as many as abroad.
The employer normally hires the relocation agency, but sometimes the employee does. The offers and services may differ, so it is smart to make a list of all the things you would like to have arranged for you before you start searching for the proper relocation agency.
What to expect from a relocation agency:
Helps with buying or renting a house, including gas, water and electricity providers; arranges a city tour, renting or buying furniture; provides information about the area (where to find supermarkets, and other daily needed places); and makes sure the fridge is filled on the day of arrival. Finds you a cleaning lady and/or other house-related services.
Picks you up from the airport, offers assistance with customs and tax exemption papers, provides mediation with removal companies, and gives information about rules and regulations with respect to taking animals into The Netherlands.
Arranges the proper visa and documents. Takes care of the 30 % ruling apply for your citizen service number (BSN number), sets up a bank account, and arranges all the necessary insurances.
Schools and day care
Introduces you to (international) schools, au pairs, nannies, or after school care. Informs you about the various language courses available in the area.
Mobility, health, and culture
Buys, leases or imports a car; introduces you to sports clubs, doctors and dentists; and provides information about entertainment, health system, and culture.
Leaving The Netherlands
Unsubscribe your rental contract, stops contracts, sells your house, provides mediation with removal companies, and changes your postal address.
Not all the agencies offer the above-mentioned total package.
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