Do you want to hire a highly skilled migrant?

Holland Expat Center South will help you with all matters involved with hiring an international employee. The Expat Center Procedure involves handling formalities, but also broad information provision. For example, registering in the Netherlands, arranging housing, financial issues and building a social life. The service is completely free of charge for (international) companies and individual internationals. You can also contact the Expat Center if you have any questions about the process of attracting highly skilled migrants.

Holland Expat Center South works for the entire province of Brabant in collaboration with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), Brainport, the Province and almost all municipalities in Brabant. We offer support to companies and international talent (highly skilled migrants from the EU or outside the EU).


In essence, we focus on the "settling in" and "living in" phases for internationals. We welcome highly skilled migrants from the European Union, as well as outside of the EU who can, among other things, collect a residence and work permit from us and arrange registration with the municipality. They will immediately receive a Citizen Service Number (BSN). In this way, we offer a One-Stop-Shop service by means of a combined appointment.

There is an 'Expat's Guide to Brabant' given to every international who has an appointment at the Expat Center. Interationals will also get invitations to events, including Welcome Evenings and Webinars that offer useful information about various topics that can help them settle into the region. Webinars and events are also organized for companies. These events are organizes together with our Official Partners, including banks, lawyers, accountants, notaries, relocators, etc.

Recognized sponsor

It is a requirement for an employer who wants to submit applications for visas (MVV) and residence permits for highly skilled migrants to become a recognized sponsor. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) decides on the application for recognition as a sponsor. This recognition means that the company is regarded by the IND as a reliable partner. Werkgever: Erkenning als referent (ind.nl) You as an employer will then continue to keep this recognition for any new highly skilled migrants.

You can check our website about matters that an Expat has to arrange. If your answer is not listed or if you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Janneke Willems or Iris van Daal.

Expat Centers in the Netherlands

There are 11 Expat Centers located throughout the Netherlands . Each of the Expat Centers work closely with the Invest in Holland network to support international employees coming to work in the Netherlands. Read more on the Invest in Holland website.

Iris van Daal

Janneke Willems

Official Partners: Formalities