Expat services – a warm welcome

Has cross-culturally cooperation become a challenge for you? Are international deadlines often not met or is it hard for you to figure out why your foreign distributor doesn’t convey your marketing message completely or promotes your products hesitantly? Or do you, as an expat in The Netherlands, feel that your local colleagues misinterpret your messages and direction?

Expat Services

Approba offers a number of HR services for expats. The employee needs a work permit in case he originates from a country outside the European Union and starts working in the Netherlands. In most cases a permit is applied for by means of the “Knowledge Migrants Procedure”. Approba is a recognised referent of the Immigration- and Naturalisation Authorities and also partner of the Holland Expat Centre. This means it is often possible for a knowledge migrant to come to the Netherlands to work after 2 weeks. We offer support, take over the entire process or give advice on achieving practical matters that are important for an immigration. Obviously a work permit and residence permit is not the only step that has to be taken. On a personal level we arrange a carefree relocation for the expat and his/her family. On a professional level we offer support with a successful integration in an intercultural work environment.

What can Approba do for you?

We can arrange specific services for you and for your expats like:

• Residence documents
• Housing
• Education
• Insurances
• Banking and financial matters
• Dutch language
• Culture (also see: Cross Cultural Awareness)
• Coaching and training of impats (moving to the Netherlands), expats (moving abroad) and international teams.

The approach of Approba

Approba takes care of a warm welcome in the Netherlands, so an expat and his/her spouse will be able to make a pleasant start in the new work- and living environment. Therefore, the expat services of Approba ensure your new employee to quickly feel at home.

Splendid to arrive alone in a foreign country and feel the assault of difference.

Here they are all along, busy with living; they don’t talk or look like me. The rhythm of their day is entirely different; I am foreign.
Frances Mayes