Moving to the Netherlands?
We Have Experience With Moving to the Netherlands
Moving to the Netherlands involves many different challenges that you should be prepared for. Therefore, we have gathered some general advice for people who are about to move.
Tips When Moving to the Netherlands
As the Netherlands is a member of the EU, citizens of the EU are allowed stay in the country for up to 3 months before registering with the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Office (also known as IND). Once registered, you will receive proof of your permit to stay in the country. It is very common that employers demand this.
Before moving, it is important to have your tax situation clarified so that you do not end up being taxed in two countries. Once you have moved, you need a Dutch tax number, also known as a SOFI number, before you can start working. You should be aware that processing an application for this can take up to a month.
Once the move has taken place, you are no longer covered by your home country’s health insurance. Instead, you are obliged to take out health insurance in the Netherlands if you are going to stay in the country for more than 6 months. The cost of this differs, but typically it is around EUR 70 per month. In addition, you have to pay various kinds of insurances if you get a job in the Netherlands.
There are certain rules regarding unemployment, dismissal from work and retirement. It is important to stay updated on the legislation on these points, as it may differ from the rules in your home country.
If you are looking for housing through social housing associations, there are often long waiting lists. So, in many cases it is an advantage to search for private options. If you need housing benefit in this context, you should check up on the legislation on this.
Choose a Moving Company With Experience in Moving to the Netherlands
Since there are many things to take care of in connection with a move, it is often possible to save money — and hassle — by teaming up with an experienced supplier. Unfortunately, the majority of moving companies stay within their country’s borders, so it can be challenging to find a supplier that specializes in international moves. But we do that at Taggaard Movers — and we fully understand that hiring a supplier for a move to the Netherlands is a big step that requires trust. You put your belongings in the hands of strangers and trust them to bring them unharmed to the chosen destination. Therefore, it is a priority for us that the communication is good so that you can feel safe throughout the process.
Prices When Moving to the Netherlands
Regarding pricing, several elements come into play. Among other things, it matters where things are to be picked up, to where they are going, and what the conditions for pick-up and unloading are (whether you live in a house or on the 5th floor). In addition, there are transport options, various obstacles and the time frame.
What you can do to get the best possible and most accurate offer is to pass on as much information as possible about your assignment.
In particular, it is an advantage if you can give us a wide time frame, so we have a chance to find the best and most economical solutions for you. It will result in a better offer and a smoother process.
Let us guide you — give us a call and get answers to all your questions as well as a non-binding offer for your task.
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