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How do you move internationally during a pandemic

By | Expats

The short answer: with great difficulty

But there are ways to make a move like this easier.

Moving internationally is never an easy thing

There are a million and one things that need to be taken care of at the best of times. Moving during a pandemic it becomes even more complicated due to new rules and regulations which are often very different from one country to another.

What to do now?

With the current pandemic going on you don’t just need the correct immigration papers to move, but you also need proof that you’ve very recently been tested and that you aren’t sick. You still need to quarantine and you need to travel responsibly with a mask on. You also need to know where to find the local measures to help overcome the pandemic so that you know what is happening at your destination. The whole thing is just A LOT!

We have the solution!

This is where the help from a destination service provider comes in very handy. They navigate the local rules and have quick and accurate information at hand, which is ever changing in a pandemic. Since the rules differ per country, having a local to give you the answers you need, significantly reduces stress during these already stressful times.

Up to date information

Your relocation consultant can explain the up to date situation at your destination. Whether it comes to where to get furniture and appliances whilst stores are closed during a pandemic lockdown, to whether or not schools are open for children to attend or if you simply need to know how the items that are moving with you can be shipped during a pandemic; your relocation consultant is up to date and can assist at any time.

How can we help you move during the pandemic?

Are you considering a job in The Netherlands right now? Are you planning on relocating (part of) your staff to The Netherlands during this pandemic? Or would you like to inquire on successfully partnering with Dutch businesses? The Jimble team is happy to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance during these strange times. For more information on how we can help, check out our e-book.

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Life in The Netherlands after Brexit

By | Expats

On 31 January 2020, Brexit was officially set in motion and with that the transition period until 31 December 2020 commenced. In the so-called Withdrawal Agreement (WA), all of the agreements made have been specified. Are you a UK national and currently living in The Netherlands, or planning on relocating to The Netherlands? Let us inform you about where you can find all necessary information on which steps to take.

Find general information about living in The Netherlands as a U.K. national after Brexit here.

Brexit timeline 2020 in short

January, 2020 

Brexit bill is a deal as per January 31st with a transition period until December 31st

January 31st, 2020 

The U.K. leaves the E.U. and the Withdrawal Agreement becomes active

December 31st, 2020 

The official transition period ends. This automatically makes every U.K. national a non-EU member.

January 1st, 2021 

The new relationship starts to form between the E.U. and the U.K.

Apply now for your (temporary or permanent) residence permit! 

  • If you are about to relocate to The Netherlands as a U.K. national, you will now need to apply for a visa. Through this form, you can apply for a temporary residence permit as a first step of your future move. We recommend you reach out to an immigration specialist to inform you about the exact steps you need to take in your specific situation.
  • A different procedure applies if you have been a Dutch resident long before the Brexit completion date. The IND (the national naturalisation and immigration department) has invited all U.K. nationals to exchange their residence document for a new version in line with the newly instated Brexit regulations. You find all information available on a permanent residence permits.
  • The following link provides information on when your family is planning on relocating together with you.

How can we help?

Are you considering a career in The Netherlands? Are you planning on relocating (part of) your staff to The Netherlands? Or would you like to inquire on successfully partnering with Dutch businesses? The Jimble team is happy to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance. Make sure to check out our e-book or our socials for more information on how we can assist you.

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Become part of one of the happiest societies on Earth

By | Expats

There is more than one reason why expanding to The Netherlands can benefit your company. We believe that moving your staff to one of the happiest countries in the world is most certainly one of them.

Dutch happiness survey

In the 2020 World Happiness Report (Helliwell et al., 2020), The Netherlands rated the 6th happiest country in the world, of a total of 153 surveyed countries. 

Happiness is quite a complex phenomenon to measure. Everyone experiences happiness in a different way. We have named just a few factors that positively affect the overall happiness on the Dutch work floor.

Working like the Dutch

The Dutch are known for having a no-nonsense and down-to-earth attitude. They appreciate you “just being your own authentic self”. This stimulates an open work culture where communication flows freely between every layer of the organisation’s hierarchy.

Living like the Dutch

The work-life balance tends to be one of the Dutch’ highest priorities. Having a successful career is important and efficiency is highly valued, but this shouldn’t come at the cost of one’s free time. The Dutch make sure to save enough time off for their families, friends and hobbies.

Socializing like the Dutch

Even though the Dutch are dedicated workers, they certainly do appreciate socializing with colleagues and friends after hours. This among other things includes our Friday afternoon drinks with the occasional bitterbal and kaasstengel. This is a common occurrence in a lot of Dutch businesses.

How can we help?

Are you considering a career in The Netherlands? Are you planning on relocating (part of) your staff to The Netherlands? Or would you like to inquire on successfully partnering with Dutch businesses? The Jimble team is happy to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance. Make sure to check out our e-book or our socials for more information on how we can assist you.

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Choosing The Netherlands as the European HQ for your business

By | Expats

Doing business internationally can be highly beneficial to expand and to explore opportunities for growth and development. We suggest you put the Netherlands on your shortlist for some of the following reasons.

Reason 1: location, location, location

Among other things, The Netherlands is well known for its excellent business climate. International corporations flock here with the urge to successfully innovate and build their profits. 

The country has created an outstanding infrastructure with Europe’s largest port in Rotterdam. Companies also enjoy its prime location between major European markets such as Germany, France and the United Kingdom, which facilitates a strong, international network.

Reason 2: local resources

Moreover, there is a high level of local talent to be found here. The Dutch are generally considered to be very proficient in the English language, which helps when it comes to hiring staff, but also when it comes to adapting to life in a new city.

Reason 3: quality over quantity

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the overall quality of life here is considered one of the best in the world. The Netherlands is ranked #6 of the UN’s happiest countries in the world. We are happy to welcome your international staff and we welcome their families with open arms.

How can we help?

Jimble has been witness to the experience of our own expat clients, and feedback on their Dutch adventure has always been exceedingly positive. 

Are you considering starting a business in The Netherlands? Are you planning on relocating (part of) your staff to The Netherlands? Or would you like to inquire on successfully partnering with Dutch businesses? The Jimble team is happy to provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance. Make sure to check out our e-book or our socials for more information on how we can assist you.

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