Breda strengthens its international ambition by taking part in Holland Expat Center South
- Breda strengthens its international ambition by taking part in Holland Expat Center South
Breda already has its International School and HSL connection and as of 1st January will enhance its residential climate by taking part in the Expat Center South. The centre will simplify the service to expats in the region by dealing with the necessary formalities in one location visit and offering all the information about residence and employment. Breda’s participation in the Expat Centre South – Netherlands is meant to be for the next two years for the time being and matches Breda’s international ambitions. Breda is to evaluate the results mid 2014.
Mr Cees Meeuwis, alderman for employment and enterprise says: “Breda has an increasing influx of foreign companies, knowledge workers and foreign students. To stimulate this development we need services. The service provided by the Expat Center South is a fine addition to everything we already have and strengthens our position as a potential business location for international companies.”
The Expat Center’s primary objective is to improve the investment and business climates in the region for multinationals and their (foreign) employees. Apart from offering information about residence and employment, the Expat Center has newly developed the link of the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation) and GBA (Municipal Basic Administration) procedures. This means that the pace of the combined GBA and IND procedures is increased for people who come to live in Breda. This concerns both the municipal procedures for taking up residence and being issued an entry visa and residence permit for knowledge workers, the so-called “formalities”. There is one single location for this in Eindhoven.
Furthermore, the Expat Center South provides expats with information, advice and support so that they have the right information at their disposal and quickly feel at home, the so-called “services”. Eindhoven offers the formalities and services. Tilburg and Maastricht have their own service centres.
Extension of services is being worked on by collaboration with organisations such as UWV (National Service Centre for Employment and Social Security) , Inland Revenue Service, RDW (National Service Centre for Traffic), CBR (National Bureau for Driving Tests), Customs etcetera.
The Brabant Expat Center initiative includes the Province of Noord-Brabant, Brainport Development, the Brabant Development Company (BOM) and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. Meanwhile, also the Province of Limburg has become a partner and the name has been changed into Expat Center Sout.
For further information about Holland Exat Center South, please visit www.hollandexpatcenter.com or contact Mrs. Marcelle den Hooglander of NV BrIM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 17-01-2013