Are you an employer that wants to hire international talent, but don't know where to start? Leiden International Centre is here to help you.

Leiden International Centre is a non-profit organisation which works closely with Leiden Bio Science Park. We support international newcomers and their employers in the Leiden region.

We provide services for all stages of expat life: coming to, settling in, living in and leaving. These services include BSN registration appointments, free informative and social events, and information via our website, newsletters and social media. Employers and internationals can get in touch with our helpdesk to receive free advice and assistance.

Benefits of Using the Leiden International Centre

There are many advantages for using the services of Leiden International Centre, including:

  • All services except BSN appointments are free of charge.
  • We can advise you on many topics related to employing internationals. And if we don't have the answer, we can refer you to our knowledgeable partners working in law, immigration services, taxes and more.
  • Our BSN Registration appointments are available within the next 5-7 days, and include BRP registration, a 30-minute helpdesk consultation for your employees and a Welcome bag with lots of helpful information for new arrivals.
  • Possibility for employees to temporarily register at your company's address if they do not have permanent accommodation.
  • Additional information and support for your employees to quickly feel at home. Our research has found that expats who use our services find it much easier to settle in, meaning they are more likely to stay in the Leiden region!

Want to know more? Make an appointment with our Coordinator, Jenny Willcock -

Did you know? 34 companies started right here, on our Science Park premises