Our reputation for delivering consistent, high quality services in the Benelux region is second to none


MAP RELOCATIONS NETHERLANDS has been delivering exceptional immigration services in the local region for over 17 years.

We are renowned within the migration profession for providing efficient, accurate and ethical immigration advice and have an outstanding track record for obtaining Work Permits. Our experienced immigration team use their local knowledge and expertise to facilitate smooth processing of Work Permits and visas, thereby ensuring faster return on investment and significantly higher assignment success rates.

Map Relocations is passionate about delivering professional, customer-focused services that meet the needs of each invidual client or corporate company and offers continuous management in the following areas:

  • Work Permits, Visa and Residence Permits
  • Translations, Legalization and Apostil requirments
  • Consultancy Services 

All Immigration Counselors are legally trained and receive regular immigration briefings in order to maintain their knowledge of migration laws and regulations. The Map Relocations team has a strong international presence, with a number of multi-lingual staff who are native speakers of 11 languages: Dutch/Flemish, English, French, German, Japanese, Lëtzebuergesch, Portugeuse, Russian and Spanish. Our clients find this a great comfort when migrating to a foreign country. 

Our goal is to alleviate the workload of the Human Resources department, the migrating employee and accompanying family members by managing a timely, well-coordinated successful immigration case.

Map Relocations is a member of EuRA (Eurpoean Relocation Association) and is bound by their ethics and rules of conduct.  Additionally we belong to  Worldwide ERC.

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Map Relocations is customer focused, service oriented and committed to providing immigration services that "go the extra mile".


Our experienced Immigration specialist will guide you through the complex application process, including corresponding with the Ministry of foreign affairs, IND and other industry bodies on your behalf to present your case in the strongest possible way.

Dutch work permits (residence permits) application and case management services include:

  • Preliminary assessments of available Residence permit and and Visa (MVV) options; thorough advice on merits and eligibility of each case prior to commencement
  • Ongoing ad hoc expert advice on immigration matters during the application process
  • Follow up with the IND on the Kennismigrant status
  • Compilation of relevant supporting documentation, review and preparation of all immigration application forms on behalf of the sponsoring company and work permit applicant
  • Final, thorough review of all forms and supporting documents to ensure compliance with immigration requirements prior to lodging a decision ready application to the Ministry/IND
  • Arranging translations, apostil and legalisations as appropriate
  • Assistance in completing required skill, language, penal or health assessments
  • Ongoing monitoring and status up-date reports to relevant stakeholders
  • Delivery of timely residence permit decision notifications and compliance alerts
  • Advice and assistance in related migration matters such compliance, and  applying for a further stay

Dutch Business and Residence Permit Overview

The Netherlands offers a range of temporary and permanent work permit for the purpose of foreign nationals attending to business matters or employment. Workplace laws in the Netherlands ensure that all employees are provided with basic rights and protection in the workplace. As legislative requirements, processing times and documentary evidence change frequently we encourage you to contact us for the most up-to-date information.

European Union nationals

European Union nationals don't require work Visa to work in the Netherlands.

Non EU nationals

Non-EU nationals must have a work visa (called residence permit), in order to be legally entitled to work in the country. 

‘Highly skilled migrants’ sometimes called ‘knowledge workers’ are foreign nationals who are deemed to make a contribution to the knowledge-based economy in the Netherlands. In general, to be classed as a highly skilled migrant, a certain level of income will be requested. The employer must also be an IND recognised sponsors.

Depending on the nationality, a provisional residence permit (MVV) might be requested to enter the Netherlands and a residence permit to stay in the country for more than three months.

The GVVA / Single Visa consists of a Dutch residence permit (verblijsvergunning) and an additional document stating for which employer the foreign national is permitted to work and under which conditions. The GVVA is intended for workers and trainees from outside the EEA and Switzerland who will stay in the Netherlands for more than three months. Before a GVVA work Visa application can be filed, an employer must show that efforts have taken place to recruit a suitable employee in the Netherlands and European Union. Only after these recruitment efforts have not led to a suitable candidate can an employer start looking for employees outside the EU.

Depending on the nationality, a provisional residence permit (MVV) might be needed to enter the Netherlands and/or a residence permit to stay in the country for more than three months.

Under the Directive 2005/71/EC, an educational qualification that gives access to a doctoral programme, and if the researcher has been selected to work on a scientific research project in the Netherlands, a recognised research institution can submit a fast-track application.

Depending on the nationality, a provisional residence permit (MVV) might be needed to enter the Netherlands and/or a residence permit to stay in the country for more than three months.

The Blue Card allows working in the Netherlands without the need for a work Visa.
Depending on the nationality, if an entry visa (MVV) is needed applying for the Blue Card can only from outside the Netherlands at the Dutch embassy in the home country, or the employer can file an application for the worker in the Netherlands. 


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