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Expat Services - What we do

Residency Requirements

Vindum Expat Services can facilitate the required paperwork for residency registration with the Dutch immigration authorities (IND), City Hall for expats wishing to work and live in The Netherlands. This also includes navigating the Dutch American Friendship Treaty which allows American entrepreneurs to emigrate to The Netherlands, and requires working with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

This includes:

Residency Registration in The Netherlands

  • Arrange appointments
  • Accompany our client to the appointment, if requested
  • Follow through to completion
  • Provide a list of documents required to obtain a Social Security Number (BSN)

Work Permit in The Netherlands

  • Provide a list of documents required from our client
  • Review documents for accuracy
  • Accompany our client to the appointment, if requested
  • Follow through to completion

Residency Registration with City Hall

  • Provide a list of documents required for the application
  • Review documents for accuracy and completion
  • Arrange an appointment
  • Accompany our client to the appointment, if requested
  • Follow through to completion

Relocation and Housing

Our team has collectively more than 30 years of service-oriented real estate and relocation expertise in the USA, Italy and The Netherlands. As expats ourselves we have had to relocate and settle in new communities with our families, and because of this we have a unique understanding of the type of client support necessary to ensure a smooth transition. We can preview properties for our clients ahead of time to maximize their time viewing properties.

Our services includes:

Schooling Services

One of the major challenges when relocating to a new community is finding the right school for your child(ren). We understand this, as we have also been professionally relocated several times. We have a unique understanding of the international school market, as well as the Dutch school system.

When deciding where to live, a key factor is the location where your children will attend school? Until you know this information you may not be comfortable committing to a particular home or even neighborhood – so we begin by focusing on education if you have children.

Our relationships with the international school admissions teams help us to pave the way for you and your family’s relocation to The Netherlands.

Housing – Either Short or Long Term

The housing market remains very strong in The Netherlands, due to low supply and strong, consistent demand. This translates into the fact that the well-priced, good value properties will sell or rent quickly and there can often be many interested parties. Our services include developing a list of your priorities and then previewing homes that meet those criteria – in this way we are your eyes on the ground even before you arrive. This list offers specifics on the process:

General Assessment of clients’ needs

  • Refer to English-speaking mortgage professional, if needed
  • Develop a list of criteria – sending listings that meet your needs as they hit the market
  • Arranging a housing tour based on the client’s and company’s specific requirements accompanied by one of Vindum’s Real Estate experts
  • Checking and negotiating the Rental or Purchase Agreement
  • Setting up key-exchange, inspection and final walk-through
  • Selecting the best utility offering and setting up utilities; Gas, Electricity and Water
  • Setting up Telecom: Internet, TV and Phone

Check-in

  • Key exchange, where possible with the client
  • Property inspection and final walk-through by Vindum, where possible with the client
  • Negotiation of any issues with the landlord
  • Providing instructions for property use to our client

Check-out

  • Key exchange, where possible with the client
  • Property inspection and final walk-through by Vindum, where possible with the client
  • Negotiation of any issues with the landlord and our client
  • Organizing deposit return

Settling In Services

Vindum’s staff will assist you to make your relocation a smooth one. We cooperate with a network of professionals who can assist you with house-related improvements or repairs and other services to make your settling in easier on you and your family: whether you need a plumber, a family physician or a tutor for your child, we will introduce you to the right person.

Financial, Insurance, Tax and Administration Services

Vindum works together with a professional third party company to support you with all your Financial, Tax, Insurance or Administration needs. When it comes to these services having a team of knowledgeable professionals will guide you through the process. Whether you need assistance with applying for the ’30 percent rule’ or help with your personal or company administration, we will get you in touch with the appropriate people.

Advantages

Alone or together?

Are you relocating alone or with family?
We will make sure you have the support you need.

Housing

Vindum can help you navigate the real estate market here.

International

Wherever you are coming from, we want you to feel right at home. We are a team of four expats who understand your journey.

Concierge Service

Let us guide you through all the hurdles.

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