Relocation & Expat Services
Relocation & Expat Services
Successful relocation is a complex process. It requires organization, professional implementation and comprehensive follow through. CONNECT RELOCATION covers all stages of relocation: immigration, pre-arrival information and orientation, home-finding and settling in.
Immigration Services For Highly Skilled Migrants
We guide companies and individuals through the complicated process of applying for the correct work permit and residence permit for The Netherlands.
Our Destination Services are designed to guide our clients step-by-step through the process of selecting and obtaining a new home and settling in.
What People Say
Finding accommodation was one of my biggest concerns when it came to moving to
the Netherlands as I was not very familiar with the local rental market. For this
reason, I decided to contact Connect Relocation and chose their “Home Finding”
package. They helped me with the whole process – from contacting the agencies to
setting up and attending the viewings on my behalf, and finally writing a rental
proposal for the flat that I liked the most. I was able to join the flat viewings via video
calls which was really convenient for me. I also found their advice and local insights
extremely useful as they enabled me to easily choose an alternative that would best
suit my needs. All in all, thanks to Connect Relocation, I managed to find a place to
stay way before I was set to arrive in the Netherlands which took a load off my
shoulders and saved me a lot of stress.
Recently, I have relocated from Finland to The Netherlands (Groningen). I was very amazed how well this process went from the very beginning due to the very professional Team Connect Relocation BV. I got all the support from the very first minute: first by discussing the best options available for housing, and then by providing live view of the places to rent. Even though everything was done remotely, the agent was always supper helpful, always there for me, and in addition to helping to find a home/apartment, the agent took care of establishing the contacts with the renting company, with internet operator, and with the moving company. Honestly, without such a close and active support, moving would have been way much more difficult and slower, and I’d have not done everything as efficient as it was done for me via the Team Connect Relocation BV. In the end, I was received upon my arrival at the train station and all details about my place was shown to me and explained in detail how things related with housing and more work in The Netherlands. I am very grateful to Team Connect Relocation BV who did such an amazing job in helping in this my relocation, and I was super happy they took all my requests in consideration and always found the time and all the best options/fit to all my questions. I highly recommend being in touch with Team Connect Relocation BV if you plan to relocate to The Netherlands, you can expect an outstanding service of high professionals that make your move be easy and effortless.
Thanks for all the help!
We’d like to express our gratitude, Astrid turned the move into the least stressful part of starting this new life. She was like our guardian angel, sorting out issues and soothing panic attacks away even at odd hours and during weekends.
I’ve spoken to several other friends who did not have Connect Relocation to help them and their experience was much harder than ours. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone looking to move to the Netherlands.
First of all, thank you so much, it was a pleasure to interact with the agency, with all of you – Astrid, Lea, Monique, Iby.
On all steps from preparing documents for visa to managing local accounts already in NL – it was very helpful and convenient.
Special thanks for assistance in choosing an apartment, it simplified our life so much and helped to reduce costs (too expensive AirBnb/Booking).
We had the internet on the almost first day of our arrival – it makes a lot of sense and value for us because of remote work, so our relocation was mostly seamless.
Assistance with setting up local accounts (gas, electricity, water, etc) – you helped so much to make it fast.
For sure, we’d recommend the agency to people who are going to relocate to NL, and we are glad that my hiring company works with Connect-Relocation.
Moving long-term to another country is definitely not an easy journey, especially during the covid restrictions, but thanks to your services the whole process ended up being as stress-free as it could get.
After the introduction call with Monique I already had a very good understanding of all the necessary steps, required documents and the timeline. I was provided with a very handy follow-up email so I could always verify I’m not missing anything. I received great advice and tips regarding the rent market and areas which helped me to adjust expectations and search criteria.
I had a great pleasure working with Astrid as my main contact point throughout the whole process: submitting all the paperwork to immigration office, searching & setting up viewings of apartments, writing rent proposals, setting up contracts for internet & utilities – everything was pretty much done for me, all I had to do was to follow simple instructions from emails. Communication was always fast & seamless. Weeks after my arrival I’m still receiving guidance and answers to my questions as needed while settling in.
Paula helped me a lot with the remote apartment viewing process / receiving keys, going to the appointments on my behalf and having me on a video-call. She met me at my new place on the day of my arrival to hand over the keys, gave me a full tour around the building and contacted T-mobile customer support to resolve the home internet issue.
Hello everyone, My name is Anton, I was born in Russia and recently moved to the Netherlands as a high skilled migrant. Moving is always stressful, I thought before I moved to the Netherlands. I want to tell you that this is not the case if you are doing it with such a wonderful and great team as Connect Relocation. I would like to express my great gratitude to them for their work, for their support at EVERY step of the move, starting with obtaining a visa and ending with assistance in obtaining all the necessary documents directly in the Netherlands, assistance in finding housing, opening bank account and much, much more. Thanks to this team, my move was no more difficult than moving inside my native country. The whole process with their help was as smooth as possible, with zero stress. If you are planning your move to the Netherlands, then be sure that you have made the right choice by contacting Connect Relocation team for help. Thank them very much!
In terms of my feedback, I think what you provide is really twofold: there’s the actual relocation service, and then there’s the confidence and peace of mind. This was our 3rd international move (though our first with our dog), and it was by far the easiest, which is particularly remarkable given that we made this move in the middle of covid. I remember after my first conversation with Astrid, I felt like you all really understood what we needed and what was important to us, and I especially felt the confidence that it was all going to be possible. Since then, it’s been surprisingly easy and smooth. Astrid helped us find the right schools and navigate the process of finding a house within a reasonable distance. Even when we began exploring a city (Utrecht) where the Connect team didn’t have as much experience with the rental market, they were able to find the right people who could help us figure out a very difficult housing market – and we ended up finding the perfect house for our family and moving in the moment we arrived in the country. We’ve been here just over 3 weeks now, our kids are in school, all of our utilities are setup, we’re registered with the town. It’s been so seamless, I really can’t believe it. If we would have tried to do this ourselves from a distance, I’m not sure that we would have been able to…and even if we had, it would have been much more expensive than the service that Connect provided for us. I would recommend them in a heartbeat for anyone considering moving to The Netherlands.