Need advice on Visa's and Relocations

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

Where it all started

Expat Relocation and Immigration Services was established in 2019 in response to a growing need for expert advice and professional guidance to individuals and families moving to the Netherlands. Our company’s mission is to provide excellent service based on a personal approach and affordable rates.

About Elizette

Elizette Nel is an educational psychologist and ex-teacher from Cape Town, South Africa. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the education sector, supporting children and their families in overcoming educational obstacles. In preparation for her family’s relocation to the Netherlands, Elizette has gained a vast amount of practical knowledge and made valuable contacts. She now uses this knowledge, along with her experience as a psychologist, to support families and individuals embarking on one of the most stressful life journeys – relocating to a new country.

Expat Relocations Services

Immigration consultation

Book a one hour consultation to discuss your questions about moving to, living and working in the Netherlands.

Topics covered could include (but are not limited to)

  • the job market and marketing yourself

  • work and residence permit requirements

  • schooling

  • housing

  • lifestyle

Work and residence permits

We offer a step-by-step guidance and support for the following residence permit applications:

  • Highly Skilled Migrant

  • EU Blue Card

  • Intra-company transfer

  • Family members of EU citizens or Swiss nationals

  • UK citizens and their (non-UK) family members

  • Parent of minor Dutch child (Chavez-Vilchez)

  • Spousal/partnership visa

  • Application for recognition as recognized sponsor


We assist you in finding the best school and/or day-care for your child by

  • Providing detailed information on the Dutch education system

  • Explaining the different schooling options

  • Discussing the factors to consider when choosing a school

  • Providing you with up-to-date information about specific schools

  • Communicating with schools on your behalf

  • Arranging school visits

  • Accompanying you to school visits (should you require this)

  • Assisting you with enrolling your child and other school-related admin

Settling in

  • Airport welcome and transfer service

  • Registration at the local town hall (“gemeente”)

  • Opening a bank account

  • Registering for DigiD

  • Taking out health insurance

  • Registering at a doctor’s practice

  • Connecting utilities

  • Obtaining a Dutch driver’s license

  • Assistance with filling out (Dutch) forms and interpreting official correspondence

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