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
I am very satisfied with the services and support given. My family and I had a smooth transition into the Netherlands a lot because of Connect Relocation care. I used their services in the past as well and would recommend them to any family that needs a close “tailor made” support.
We would like to leave nothing but positive feedback with regards to our relocation to Maastricht. Our agent was very responsive to our needs and wishes for housing and quickly found a suitable and happy place for us. She helped us navigate receiving our immigration registration in the most efficient manner. In all dealings she was professional, prompt, and friendly. Ten out of ten!
Moving to another continent at first sounded like it would be a really painful experience. But with the help from the amazing people of the Connect Relocation, everything went way more smoothly that I could ever imagine. From the proper documentation I would need, and even helping me out when I should take the trash out (I'm serious). Thanks for the HUGE help
There's not much to say. Everything was smooth and fast.
It would definitely take me a lot of time and effort to do it all by myself.
After finding out that my status in Holland was under threat due to bad timing during the application, my company used Connect Relocation to get all things organized. It took less than a week and to my surprise Connect Relocation had done it all in a perfect and fast manner. I take my hat off to you, a great service for a great company.
We were lucky to have an assistance from Connect Relocation.
We've got an enormous help with house viewings, appointments, accounts and all that stuff.
Special thanks goes the Connect Relocation officer who was directly working with us.
We've felt a real empathy from her side. She has leaded us by the hand through all the processes of settling in the Netherlands.
Moving to a new country is a stressful process for everyone who decides to do that. Having help from Connect Relocation made a huge difference in my relocation to the Netherlands. They helped me with a lot of things like collecting all required documents and permissions, registering in the municipal, setting up a bank account, finding an apartment, advising with agreements and even more cases you couldn't predict as an expat. The company is super responsive to emails and phone calls as well. I always feel I can count on their help. I recommend Connect Relocation service so much!
It was an effective and a great experience the process with Connect International, making our relocation for me and my family very easily and smoothly. Thank you!
My family and I have recently relocated to Groningen from Spain. Though we had some experience with international relocations, in this occasion we didn’t have time to plan the move. Following the recommendation of some colleagues at the University of Groningen, I got in touch with Connect Relocation. This was a great decision! Beyond helping us with almost everything—housing, utilities, banking, registration with the municipality…--what I value most is their personal touch. They make you feel as part of the Connect’s family. Your issues are, hence, their issues and they make everything possible to resolve them—and they always succeed. And that’s not all: several weeks after our arrival, they still provide us with help and guidance! Because of our experience with Connect Relocation, I strongly recommend to anybody with plans of moving to Groningen to firstly connect with Connect.
In short, your service was invaluable. It would have been much more stressful and difficult for us to find an apartment and move if it hadn't been for your help. There were a couple times where it seemed that disaster had struck and we would have to delay our move, but each time you were able to help us and solve the problem.
We enjoyed all your support, cause you’ve made it very comfortable and hustle free for us. I do know how difficult it is when you need to do it by yourself.
Well organised and as efficient as possible.
I was fully satisfied with the service provided by Connect Relocation in several occasions related to relocation, documents, practical issues of living in Groningen and many others. The response from Connect was always immediate, highly professional and tailored on my individual diverse needs (which is extremely important). Besides, Connect people are extremely pleasant to deal with. Connect Relocation - services with human face)) Highly recommended!
My overall experience was satisfying. I mostly knew the basics of moving to the Netherlands but with Connect Relocation's help it was very smooth and i did not have to think too much. They got me covered. They found me a really good house with the features that i exactly wanted. Because of my relatively low expat area local procedures went a bit slow. But i only had to take half a day of work. People i talk to are amazed how quickly i adapted to the environment. Thank you for your great support.
I used Connect Relocation services when moving from Goettingen, Germany to Groningen in the end of July and beginning of August 2017. Connect Relocation helped me to expedite my housing search by contacting all the real estate agents in charge of the apartments I was interested in (they also offered me a list of apartments for rent and considered also those that I had found online). The employees of Connect Relocation arranged six viewings for me in one day, as I had asked, and drove me to those viewings, which we completed within four hours. We also had pre- and post Skype talks and I received great advice on location, apartments, understanding the contract and first contract negotiations with the real estate agent/landlord. Before I moved in, Connect Relocation checked in for me as requested and handed me the keys on my arrival date. Everything was perfectly organized and carried out. With the help of this service I found an apartment I like in a very short time. I am much satisfied with the service."
Thank you for the excellent support during our move back to the Netherlands. A move is always hectic, but you have gone the extra mile to make our move go smoothly. The house visits were kindly appreciated to help us decide while we were still overseas and your check-in, utilities installation etc were simply superb and smooth. THANK YOU!
Thank you very much for your services! Your help and service was a true blessing for us!
This was our first ever move to another country as a family, so me and my wife thought it would be very stressful. However as soon as Connect contacted me and we had our first session over Skype, I realized that there's nothing to worry about as even the smallest relocation nuances would be handled by professionals.
The stories we heard from people who moved on their own sounded like the first month in the country is a hectic race to fill in all the papers in time. For us the relocation was nothing like that - it was smooth and enjoyable, we never felt at loss about anything since the Connect consultants constantly kept in touch with us, arranged all the official meetings to our preference and explained everything that was unclear.
Finding a good apartment or house for rent in Amsterdam while you're abroad looked next to impossible for us. However thanks to Connect doing visits to the places we liked allowed us to pick a very nice apartment to live in.
Finally I should note that it was really easy to work with the ladies from Connect Relocation, I never doubted if I should ask something even if it was trivial. It felt like I'm getting advice from knowledgeable friends. We were given thorough answers on everything.
All in all I am very satisfied with the level of service we were provided and I would like to thank you very much for helping us!
I would like to say THANK YOU for all support that you guys given to me and my family. The service level was higher than I expect.
You gave me all inputs about the documentation and the service before we arrive at the country and delivered everything at the expected lead-time. Your agent that guide me around the city gave me all inputs about houses, location, energy, etc… My impression was she is doing to us as the same level that she wants to her family, the first impression of the city was great because her company.
So I’m very satisfied about quality level of the service from Connect team.
For a young couple coming from an non-EU country and moving 15 00 km away from home a lot of things can go wrong. Thankfully, we had amazing support from Connect Relocation during all phases of our relocation.
From obtaining necessary documentation (work permit, bank account, registration at municipality etc.) to finding a place to call HOME in Groningen, everything completed without one stressful moment. What we appreciate the most is the friendly, personal approach.
During whole this time we had a feeling we were working with a friend or a family member and not an agency. We believe this is one of the most important factors one should look for with an relocation agency. So dear expat, if you are reading this, trust me, Connect Relocation is THE ONE (you can thank me later! :D). Dear Connect Relocation, thank you and keep doing things the way you do!”Forever grateful,
In all our moves abroad, my wife and I have never been treated to such comprehensive service before in making that transition. This is especially true because we also had to factor in our young child into many calculations. Connect Relocation got started well before we arrived and helped throughout. Astrid streamlined all of the major tasks (residency, housing, banking, daycare) and consolidated our time together during apartment viewings and administrative appearances, always mindful of our constraints as parents. She also had great advice on a wide range of questions we asked about everything, from whether to ship our car to which local vegetables are in season. It was a real pleasure working with this organization.
Monique and her team have been a real pleasure to work with and a terrific asset in making my international move to Groningen as smooth as it could be. She listened very carefully to my housing needs and through her excellent network has found me a great apartment that I would have never found on my own. She has always been extremely responsive when questions arose and actually anticipated many of my questions, saving me a lot of energy in this anyhow busy time of moving internationally. I can strongly recommend Connect Relocation’s professional service!
When we knew that our large family would be relocated to the Netherlands, we knew we would need help finding a home. We contacted several relocation agencies, and Connect Relocation was the first to respond to us. They also had the best offer, which was excellent for us as we were paying for the services ourselves. We were able to discuss what services we needed the most, and then were happy with the estimate we received.
I cannot thank you enough for your support throughout the process of finding a home for me. It has been certainly a very positive experience, and I would have not managed to do all this without you. You have definitely taken away a lot of stress so that I could fully concentrate on the relocation from Cambridge to Groningen, saying good-bye to the many friends etc. I am also extremely grateful that you are still there for questions after this process. Thank you very much!
A big thank you from Cecilia and myself to you and the team. It was our fortune to have your help during the last few weeks as it made everything easy and stress-free for us. Thank you as well for the kind words in the card--we just got it--and for the sentiments. We're enjoying our time here already and looking forward to what's to come.
Monique from Connect Relocation helped me a lot finding my current flat. I felt very well advised - from the first telephone talk right through my first weeks in the new flat. Since I live a little far away I was not even once in the Netherlands during the entire time of the apartment search. Monique visited the flats, took pictures and we talked via Whatsapp, telephone and Skype. I had the impression that she was always available, responded very quick and was always ready to talk about my concerns. I greatly appreciated that since especially in the beginning of the home-searching phase many questions and uncertainties may arise. It was of great help to know that I could count on Connect and their professional advice. I got the impression that Connect Relocation is extremely service-oriented, taking my personal wishes and concerns very seriously, providing all the information I needed while at the same time always staying calm and giving the impression that we can find a solution for everything. I would recommend Connect Relocation. I got the impression that they work professionally, are reliable, friendly, and have a positive mindset (which is very important in face of the Dutch housing market ;))