Your job will soon be in Holland or you would like to study there? Since you do not want to be a cross-border commuter, you have decided to emigrate permanently to Holland. German employees are highly valued in the Dutch labor market. Due to the Freedom of Movement Act for EU members, as a German citizen you do not need a work and residence permit.
Although it is a move within two EU countries, there are still a number of legal requirements. Even if the formalities have been simplified, the entire relocation procedure has not. This already starts with the timely preparation such as
However, you can also contact our expert moving consultants specifically for private international moves and take advantage of our professional moving services. Our relocation experts will take care of all or part of the work, as you wish, and provide you with a smooth, stress-free move to your new home in the Netherlands. You would like to clear out your belongings at the same time? We will also take care of that and arrange for proper disposal.
Since you are traveling to Holland for a longer period of time, i.e. you want to emigrate to Holland, it is obligatory to register with the local government of your new residence within five days and then register with the immigration office. For this purpose, you must present your identity card and the purchase or rental contract for the apartment you intend to move into. Now you will receive a citizen service number, the BSN, which you urgently need for communication with offices, banks and authorities.
Moving goods are imported duty and tax free into the Netherlands. However, there is one restriction on bringing your motor vehicle with you if you are moving permanently to the Netherlands. The vehicle must be officially imported, which means that a technical inspection must be arranged and Dutch liability insurance is required. Under certain conditions, the car can be declared as removal goods in order to obtain exemption from customs and special taxes.
The Netherlands is a parliamentary monarchy and a founding member of the European Union and the European Economic Community. It borders the Federal Republic of Germany to the east and Belgium to the south. About half of the country is less than one meter above sea level and a quarter is below sea level. Large parts of the country were reclaimed from the sea by land reclamation. Dikes with a total length of 3000 km protect the country from storm surges. The seat of government is in The Hague. The capital and most famous city of the Netherlands is Amsterdam. Because of its canals, it is called the “Venice of the North” and is especially popular with tourists. Economically more important, however, is Rotterdam with its seaport, which is the largest port in Europe.
Take a look at our checklists. They hold valuable tips for you. For the move with pets it is important to know that a vaccination certificate is required, dogs and cats must be chipped and the carrying of an EU animal passport is necessary, which also applies to horses.
Our experienced contact persons for private moves within Europe will be happy to advise you personally and will also take care of formalities and dealings with the authorities. Trust us at Geuer.