Company of the Month June 30, 2013
Company of the Month June | YourConsul
YourConsul, a Russian Visa & Assistance Center, recently opened its office in The Hague. YourConsul is specialized in Embassy related services such as handling Visa application and business matchmaking, as well as providing information to the Russian speaking community in the Netherlands. YourConsul chose for The Hague in order to be in a dynamic business environment and to be close to the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands also located in The Hague.
YourConsul started their business three years ago after experiencing a growing need for government services from Russian authorities. There were few options available to get professional advice and Government support, other than from the Russian Consulate which has limited opening hours, long queues and where handling applications could take months. The Russian Assistance Center was set up to help their Russian compatriots in various situations with legal assistance, fast processing of applications and information provision. YourConsul’s other main activity is to promote and stimulate business between the Netherlands and Russia. YourConsul works closely together with the Russian Federation, the Russian Embassy in The Hague and Dutch Trade organizations to assist companies with finding business opportunities in Russia and the Netherlands.
Why The Hague?
YourConsul chose to locate their offices in The Hague for several reasons; “being close to The Russian Embassy and Embassies of other countries and proximity to many international headquarters and offices of global corporations and organizations, many of which are now our partners. And finally we think The Hague is a very comfortable city for doing business where we have all the necessary conditions and comprehensive assistance,” according to Pavel Trapeznikov, CEO YourConsul BV.
Assistance of WestHolland
“WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency helped us tremendously at every stage of setting up the business – from providing free advice on setting up business in the Netherlands, to specific market information, finding office space and assisting with the incorporation of the Limited company (b.v). For us it was a pleasant surprise that there is a FDI Agency that helps on all steps of setting up a new business”, again Pavel Trapeznikov, CEO YourConsul BV.
Need business visa to Russia? Looking for Russian business opportunities? Please contact:
Mr. Pavel Trapeznikov CEO
+31 6 17040200