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    Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries

    When you start working in the Netherlands from abroad, you will incur extra expenses. To compensate for that and to encourage people with skills that are needed in the Netherlands to come work here, the Dutch tax administration has a special scheme to compensate for these costs. With this special...


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    Living in Europe | Accommodation

    Housing in the Netherlands is generally in short supply and can therefore be very expensive and hard to find. For assistance on housing your personal contacts will come in handy. There are different accommodation options for foreign researchers which are listed below. Host housing services Public...


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    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Read up on how the following topics are relevant for immigration procedures: Embassies Legislation of documents Family Pre-departure preparations Upon arrival actions Embassies Embassies and consulates are involved in handing out entry visas such as a Schengen visa or MVV. Not all countries have a...


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    Working in Europe | Unemployment

    Healthcare Benefits If you are obliged to take out Dutch public healthcare insurance ('zorgverzekering') but have an income that does not exceed a certain maximum amount, you may be eligible for a contribution towards the costs of your insurance. How to apply Applying for healthcare benefits can be...


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    Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries

    It is possible that even though you stay in the Netherlands, from a fiscal point of view, you are still seen as a non-resident tax payer. For example, because other family members still live in your country of origin and you visit them regularly. Because the Dutch employer performs the task as...


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    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Here you will find information about unique identifcation numbers you need when contacting the government: The BurgerServiceNumber and the DigiD, which you need for electronic correspondence with the government. BurgerServiceNummer (BSN) BSN is a general unique registration number for every citizen...


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    Working in Europe | Career Development

    The career orientation tool is named 'No limits', it is a toolkit for researcher which higlights the resources that can help you. The toolkit helps you to: identify what's important for you in your career; plan to build on your skills and knowledge; consider a wide range of career options; make a...


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    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    Language Transport Public transport Language English is by far the predominant language used to communicate with foreigners. German, French and Spanish follow on a large distance. You will be able to work and live in the Netherlands by just using English, as almost all Dutch have a good level of...


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    Leaving Europe | Departure conditions/formalities

    When moving out of the Netherlands, there are several formalities that you need to arrange before moving abroad. A number of bureaucratic matters have to be taken care of, so plan enough time to make arrangements. Cancel registration municipality If you are moving abroad for longer than 8 months, it...


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    Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries

    Taxation Like much of Europe, taxes in the Netherlands are relatively high. In return the public services are relatively good. Part of your taxes consist of social security contributions. If you live in the Netherlands, you qualify as a resident taxpayer. If you live abroad and receive income from...