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When employees are sent abroad, companies find themselves confronted with many questions – such as the respective visa requirements or how to obtain a valid driver's license in the target country. Along with tasks like finding a suitable home, such bureaucratic processes can eat up precious time. For many, the process feels overwhelming.
Our targeted Global Mobility Management solution sustainably strengthens the success of your company, its employees and their families. In cooperation with consultants and partners from 75 countries, we offer a comprehensive global mobility service.
It is centrally organized with a single regional contact who supports you on-site. These specialists are interculturally trained and pay careful attention to the family’s personal needs. icunet accompanies your assignees and their families throughout their stay abroad and even helps them return home. This allows your assignees to concentrate on their new tasks from day one.
Thanks to our personnel management tool ICU NeXt Destination, you always have an overview of the processes, people, positions and costs involved. Different access options for the supervising HR manager, assignee and accompanying relocation service provider ensure that everyone has access to the data they need – anytime and anywhere. The tool significantly reduces complexity, is always up-to-date, provides transparent data control and saves on costs. On average, processes optimized with IND save between 20 and 25 percent.
Further information: IND Ecosystem
No matter where your qualified employee or executive is going to be assigned, icunet supports your employees around the globe – offering individualized concepts to efficiently assist you with every international challenge you face.
Providing organizational support to the assignees in every aspect of relocation is essential for realizing a successful and quick integration into the new living and working environment. We ensure a smooth start abroad via a variety of services including an initial orientation tour at the destination, assistance in the search for appropriate housing and schools, and assorted settling-in services (opening a bank account, driver’s license registration, etc.). When departing, we will support your assignees with various departure services. This is how we guarantee a worry-free deployment of your employees – from departure to return.
With an international network of more than 250 external consultants and 150 partners, we can provide our services throughout the world. Our interculturally trained consultants ensure that everything goes smoothly, and that advice is tailored precisely to individual needs. They stay in close contact with the assignees, know the preferences of the respective culture along with the greatest challenges it poses and can therefore proactively assist assignees along the way.
Due to the enforcement of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EC, more and more countries within the European Community are striving for stricter controls of the reporting obligation for cross-border service activities in the European internal market.
When European employees are posted to EU and EFTA countries, they must be registered with the competent authorities in advance. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in high fines and sanctions, e.g. building stops or blacklisting.
Since there is no EU-wide consistent registration procedure, companies are increasingly faced with the challenge of having to meet different registration requirements from country to country.
EU registration - advice on the international deployment of employees
Whether you have questions about the Blue Card or wish to apply for a residence visa: We have the answers and will guide your employees competently and confidently through the bureaucratic jungle. We are happy to assist you and your staff in applying for visas, work permits and residence permits. Our team is also available to help with other local administrative procedures, such as filing taxes or applying for child benefits. Thanks to our international network, we provide professional immigration services across the globe.
Every employee is unique – and that is how we approach them. We adapt to the individual situation and answer the relevant questions: When can my wife get her visa? Do I have to certify my children’s birth certificates? How long do I have to wait for my work permit?
With more than 1,500 immigration cases handled each year and more than 20 years of experience in relocation & immigration, you will benefit from our network and can be sure that we are always up-to-date with the constantly changing legislative landscape. Thanks to competence centers throughout the world and our in-house Immigration Department, icunet can provide the expertise you need for over 80 countries. Wherever the journey leads, we’ll be glad to accompany you!
Whether Group Movement, Expense Management, Tenancy Management or Move Management, icunet is ready to take on the task. Together with an efficient and reliable network of partner companies, icunet individually tailors the processes and services you need – all from a single source. This allows you to avoid the hassle of making arrangements with freight forwarders, tax advisors or immigration experts. Instead, you have a single contact person who handles them all. This saves time, money and sanity.
Are you sending an entire group of assignees abroad? Then we are your contact. We can analyze your needs, create policies for the move, coordinate appointments, provide the participants with information about the location and organize orientation days.
Benefit from our expertise and allow us to assume management of your moves. We cover the full spectrum – including the auditing of relocation needs, collecting and evaluating various cost estimates, coordinating and scheduling the relocation, billing and, if necessary, even claims processing.
Ongoing rent payments, utilities (electricity, gas, water), freight forwarders, language courses and school fees: To avoid any unpleasant surprises, we collect the invoices and receipts, make timely payments and create weekly or monthly reports according to your needs.
“Moving to Germany was an exciting and challenging experience for my husband and I as we were expecting our first baby two months after our arrival. Thanks to the personal and highly professional service we got from icunet, we not only found an amazing property, but also received the assistance we needed for our special family situation. Thank you, icunet. We could not have done it without you!“
“The Relocation Consultant provided support and guidance well beyond our expectations. She was terrific, especially with my wife. She provided advice in a number of different situations, and more than fulfilled her obligations in helping us with social, commercial and legal questions.”