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    Living in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Registering at your local municipality is a mandatory procedure if you intend to stay longer than 4 months, irrespective of your nationality. If you are moving within the Netherlands, you must inform your new municipality of your arrival. The registration is done in person at your local town or city...


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    Working in Europe | Research Landscape

    Research Landscape in The Netherlands About 25% of the research takes place at universities, about 15% at research institutes and most -about 60%- within commercial enterprises. Universities There are 14 research universities in the Netherlands. Universities have three tasks: providing education...


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

    If you are a non EU/EER citizen and your stay in The Netherlands will be longer than 90 days, you probably need a residence permit. To make sure if this applies to you, you can do the visa wizard check. Introduction to Dutch residence permits The residence permit is a plastic card the size of a...


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    Working in Europe | Unemployment

    The Netherlands has an extensive social security system, which provides financial security when ones income is affected by health challenges, job loss or old age. Below you can find information on the different social insurance schemes, whether you are covered by them and whether you are paying...


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    Working in Europe | Unemployment

    The Old Age Pensions Act (AOW) provides for basic state pensions for people age 67 and over. The amount of state pension you receive depends on your domestic situation and on the number of years you have been insured under the AOW scheme. How much AOW pension can you expect to receive? It is not yet...


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    Working in Europe | Taxation/salaries

    Your employer must provide you with a pay slip which provides you with information about your salary. This includes information on how your wage is calculated and the amounts that have been withheld. The employer must provide this information when you receive your first salary. After your first...


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

    Here you can find out which entry conditions apply to you. Select the country of your nationality.... ... and find out which immigration procedures apply to you. EU/EER and Swiss citizens Immigration procedures None All you need is a valid passport or EU identity card. Formalities on arrival You do...


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

    Depending on your nationality you might need a visa to cross the border into the Netherlands or into the Schengen area (which comprises of many European countries). There are three types of visa: Schengen Visa (short term visa) This is a visa which allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days. It...


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    Working in Europe | Work permit

    Depending on your nationality or the purpose of your stay, a work permit might be required for you. In this section you can read up on work permits and, perhaps more interestingly, whether you may be exempted from this requirement. No work permit required A work permit under less stringent rules A...