The Expat Service Desk offers initial information and consultations concerning living and working within the city of Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann for international professionals and managers with their families.
Consultations are free of charge and take place in English, German and in other languages if require
As a platform for all expat- related activities, the Expat Service Desk bundle information, networks and institutions like government agencies and departments (Foreign Offices, Department of Education, Federal Agency of Employment), international schools, Expat- networks, international associations, (foreign trade) investment promotion agencies etc.
International professionals and managers, which are working here or planning to settle in the region, gain comprehensive support on official procedures, professional qualifications and careers, social integration and aspects of everyday life. The advices and services are also targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SME) which employ international specialists or plan to do so in the near future. Comprehensive information covers the recruitment of international specialists, official procedures, professional development and qualifications.
Project partners of the Expat Service Desk are the economic development office of the state capital Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann as well as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Düsseldorf (IHK). The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The office of the Expat Service Desk is located at the IHK.