I'm employed by a Dutch institution after having been granted a work (and residence) permit as a "highly skilled migrant" a couple of years ago. My contract will be up in several months. While it's possible I will want to move abroad, I might end up not wanting to do so, or wanting to do so only a while after my current contract is up. My residence permit - based on my employment - expires 2 days after my contract.
My questions are:
- What's my status, once that happens, if I do nothing?
- How long can I stay in the Netherlands with no further arrangements after my contract and residence permit expiration, without it being illegal/punishable?
- Do I/can I get some kind of grace period to look for another employer?
- If I need to do something to legally extend my stay, what can I do (other than through a new employer)?