For each situation it depends on when an expat has to leave the Netherlands. Below an overview of the most common reasons:

  • When the legal residence of the highly skilled migrant has ended, he/she must leave the Netherlands as soon as possible;
  • In case of voluntary departure or upon termination of the permit, the expat must leave the country when the residence permit expires (with a maximum of 3 months);
  • When an application is rejected or the residence permit has been withdrawn, he/she must leave within 4 weeks;
  • In exceptional cases the departure period can even be 0 days, so the county must then be left immediately.

In short, it is important to keep an eye on the reason why the expat has to leave, so that he/she can leave the Netherlands in time.

When leaving the Netherlands, a number of mandatory administrative actions must be performed. Consider, for example, to hand in the residence permit, informing the IND about the change, deregistering with the municipality, etc.

The Relocation Company can assist you with the tailor-made ‘Departure Package’, so that no administrative actions are forgotten. In this case, both the employer (recognized sponsor) and the highly skilled migrant are properly deregistered and you will not be faced with any surprises.

Feel free to contact us for more information: of via 023 – 558 0008. We are happy to help!