Guides and Pitch Decks.

Okay, so I finally got the first edition of the Guide up for moving to another host state from your origin state with your Non-European Family member. I don’t think it’s prefect yet but it’s a start, you can check it out and tell me what you think at: https://helpimanexpat.wordpress.com/non-euro-family-members/ In other news I’m currently spending … Continue reading

Visits from Abroad.

So, things are slowly settling into some form of normality…slowly. A couple of weeks ago we got our residence permits from the IND, though we are still missing My husband’s BSN (I think I might need to head back to the Municipality and find out what’s happening). As mentioned in previous posts I’ve not been … Continue reading

Christmas is cancelled, time to reflect.

Christmas is Cancelled

There are times in life when the traditions we hold onto fade  away and evaporate. This has been a year of great change and as it comes to an end so do the last of the traditions I grew up with. This year I made the decision to hold on to the one I love … Continue reading

Every silver-lining has a cloud.

Yesterday was fantastic, today was not so much. You see yesterday I had my first face to face meeting with my future business partner. It went great! We had some coffee, spoke about our ideas, discussed start dates and set out a plan of action for the business. So as you can imagine I was … Continue reading

Trying to jump through bureaucratic hoops.

So, as with any time that you want to deal with the Government, Yesterday was spent going from desk to desk, phone-line to phone-line and then desk to desk again, in a mad attempt to complete our registration process. However, even though we had been assured that we would be able to register at this address, it turns out that we … Continue reading

Dealing with Immigration and Bureaucrats.

So a brief update: Today we spent practically all day calling around various offices of the Local Government. It seems that while Amsterdam and Den Haag (The Hague) are well oiled machines in the processing of fresh Expats Rotterdam however is not. In fact they couldn’t be further from it. They recently introduced an appointment … Continue reading

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