Contact point for questions

We are the central point of contact for HR advisors and internationals who work in the east of the Netherlands or are interested in our region. This website is a source of information, but as every case is different we gladly talk to you personally to see what we can do for you.

I would like to employ an international candidate, what should I consider?

As employer you are constantly searching for the right talent for the right job. International talent can be the right one as well. But where do you find this employee? And what should you consider when employing such a highly skilled migrant? Expat Center East Netherlands offers a wide range of services to guide you in engaging an international. From recruiting a candidate, right up to the application of the work permit and settling in.

On this website you will find all the information you need to ensure that your new employee has a ‘soft landing’ on arrival.  And to feel at home in your organisation, as well as, in the east of the Netherlands.

The advantages of our services are:

Our services

We offer our services for the whole procedure or parts of it:

  • Apply for the Recognized sponsorship (with the Immigration Service IND)
  • Apply for the work- and residence permit for the highly skilled migrant and family
  • With our Relocation Service we help your new colleague finding suitable accommodation, opening a bank account, starting insurances, introducing to local (international) schools and arrange other formalities.

One location

All the formalities for the expat are dealt with at the same time in one location, our Welcome Center in the municipal office of Enschede. This location is best suited for the internationals living and/or working in the Twente area. During the appointment the Expat Center gives information on living and working in the (east of) Netherlands, the expat will be registered and receive the BSN and IND will handle their formalities, like handing over the residence pass.


Do you have any questions? Of course we are happy to speak to you personally, in Dutch or English. You can reach us by calling + 31 (0) 74 2503325, sending an email to or fill in the contact form.



The Toolbox for HR-Consultants was created jointly by the Expat Center East Netherlands, Twente Branding and International School Twente (ISTwente).