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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Highly skilled migrant : Unemployment & 30% Ruling in the Netherlands

I started to work in Netherlands as as highly skilled migrant on October 01, 2022. Then, unfortunately, I was unemployed on November 25. After that my 30% Ruling was approved. At this stage I am ...
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Working with German Niederlassungserlaubnis in the Netherlands remotely?

I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (through Blue card) and now technically I should be able to work in EU countries (excluding Denmark, Ireland) without restriction. I have a job offer from the ...
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Is 30% Dutch Tax Ruling Applicable if Resided in Belgium for Less than 6 months?

I have recently got a job offer in the Netherlands, and I was wondering if I am eligible for the 30% tax ruling. My issue is that during the previous 24 months prior to beginning my job, I resided in ...
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How long is a driving license obtained through 30% ruling valid in the Netherlands?

I'm trying to exchange my driving license in the Netherlands through 30% ruling, but my current Iranian driving license is going to expire in less than a year. Would that affect how long my Dutch ...
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If you have a NL residence permit as highly skilled migrant (MVV) is it true that you can't reapply for it if it is revoked (EG main res)?

I have been told that if I lose my residence permit in the Netherlands due to being outside the country too long, I will not be able to get a permit again. Is this true? My partner has a highly ...
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Acquiring Dutch Nationality (Dual?)

My father was born in New Zealand (1962) to a fully Dutch father and NZ mother, but was issued Dutch nationality papers in 1986. He has never lived in the Netherlands. It doesn't look like he renewed ...
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What is the penalty for not closing an account in Netherlands?

I am an EU citizen. 11 months ago, I opened an account with ING bank in the Netherlands. I was working in the country and needed an account to receive my salary. However, I never received a debit card....
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Can I become a Dutch citizen through my grandparents who were both born in The Netherlands

Both my mother's parents as well as my father's mother were born in the Netherlands. Both my mother (1974) and my father (1969) were born in South Africa as well as myself (2000). All other family ...
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Remote working in Netherlands with Residence Permit while wife is in University

My wife recently acquired a student visa through the University of Amsterdam. I'm working remotely for a US-based company. We're both US citizens. Our original plan was for me to get a residence ...
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Accepted an offer for an apartment, but did not sign the contract. Is it legally binding?

I will soon move to The Netherlands and I have been looking at apartments online. I have filled out some applications and Rental Agency A assigned an apartment to me via their platform. I was asked to ...
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In NL do I need to pay back my salary if I'm leaving before end of month

I just resigned from a company (first month) and unfortunately they have paid me a full salary already. How is it supposed to be handled? In previous companies, it was a risk we were ready to take but ...
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How to search for rented house in Netherland as an Indian Expat who does not know Dutch?

For an Indian who (does not know Dutch language) is relocating from India to Netherlands what are the easiest way to search for rented house? Given the conditions that: He need to work form Home for ...
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German resident permit and living in Netherlands

My fiancé is an Indian National with a German student resident permit with more than a year of validity. Can she stay in the Netherlands, let's say for over 3 months (with her address still registered ...
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ING bank Netherlands closed account with negative balance

I'm a foreigner and on 12.1 I closed my ING orange account by MijnIng with last balance 0,60 eur. All went smoothly. About a week later I got a letter "Afschrift Betaalrekening" and there ...
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Can refugees who have obtained Dutch citizenship lose it?

Many refugees in NL are becoming Dutch citizens. Is there any law that allows NL to withdraw their NL nationality? I am not asking about the obvious reasons, like if they are a threat to the country ...
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Notifying Dutch Immigration/Naturalization when moving abroad

I live in the Netherlands and I am currently holding Permanent Residence (PR) status. Soon I will be moving to Sweden and staying temporarily with my sister while searching for a new job. I would like ...
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Dependent Resident permit in Netherlands for spouse with German Resident Permit(Student)

I'm an Indian national with Highly Skill Migrant permit working in the Netherlands for over 5 years now. My fiancé (also Indian) has a German student resident permit till 2023 as she just completed ...
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What is the path for someone who has got "highly skilled migrant" permit to gain citizenship in Netherlands?

If my future employer provides me a highly skilled migrant permit for Netherlands, I am wondering if and how I could get Netherlands citizenship many years later? If a citizenship is not possible, ...
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Overstay in Germany

I arrived at Bochum Germany in Aug on a Intra-Corporate Transfer (ICT) visa and I did request for an appointment regarding the residence permit for which I have also sent the documents. I did not ...
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side job as Freelancing on highly skilled migrant visa

I am on Highly Skilled migrant visa on Netherlands. I do freelancing on upwork along with a fulltime job. I receive freelance income in USD. I want to know if the freelance income that I receive in ...
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Can I send a letter within the Netherlands online?

Is it possible to "send" a letter to an address in the Netherlands without physically sending it? That is, using a website where you upload the letter (say, as a PDF), pay some fee, and get ...
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Moving from the Netherlands to Spain while temporarily keeping Dutch employment contract for a few months?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in Amsterdam and are planning to move to Spain in February. She has an employment contract with a Dutch company that extends to Aug 2022. Will it be possible ...
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What is the limit of income to lose social housing and social support in the Netherlands

I live with my family in the Netherlands. My family is my wife and my daughter. I receive "Uitkering" support from the state. I also have a flat under social housing. Neither me nor my wife ...
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ABN AMRO hiked its fees on accounts when you live outside NL - what to do?

Starting July 2021, ABN AMRO has introduced a steep fee on accounts of people living outside NL: Between 2 and 15 EUR / month just for having the account, depending on the country you live in. This ...
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Netherlands - language requirements for 'highly skilled migrant' visa applicant's family (3rd countries)

I have a very hard time finding accurate info about this. If a Rotterdam company is willing to sponsor me (a non-EU/Turkey country national) for a highly skilled migrant visa and I would bring my wife ...
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Spanish resident to work in the Netherlands [closed]

I am a Spanish resident (not a Spanish citizen, RESIDENCIA LARGA DURACION) that would like to work for the summer up to 3 months in the Netherlands. Can I do it and what it will be the procedure?
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US/EU dual citizen, move to the Netherlands while working for US company

I work remotely for a US company and am currently located in Houston. I am an American citizen. I happen to have a Spanish citizenship, hence am also a EU citizen. How feasible would it be to continue ...
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Can you get married on a visitor visa in the Netherlands?

If I live in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch EU citizen and would like to marry my non-EU-citizen fiancee (with the intent of having them come and stay) there, the immigration service's website seems ...
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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport or citizenship?

Long History short: My mother married my father (actually step-father (Dutch Citizen)) when I was 8 years old and proceeded to raise me as his own child. Now I am 26 and I was wondering if I was ...
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Declaring Foreign Joint Bank accounts Netherlands

I live and work in the Netherlands. My 30% ruling is about to end during this year (2021) so for the current year's income tax return I will be asked to declare all my foreign bank accounts. I am ...
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Travelling from NL to FR with expired passport

I am travelling from the Netherlands to France. I hold both Mexican and Spanish nationality and I live in the Netherlands. Can I travel by train from Amsterdam to Paris with my valid Mexican passport ...
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Applying for the Dutch nationality (through naturalisation)

The Dutch government doesn't allow dual nationality (except for marriage, which isn't my case) and I need to renounce my original nationality (my country allows that) and If I tried to apply again for ...
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Freelancing on highly skilled migrant visa in NL

My husband started working in nl on a highly skilled migrant visa in 2016 and in 2019, he switched to freelancing. At the time he consulted a few lawyers and because his residence card at the back ...
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Eligibility for Dutch Passport or Nationality Certificate

I know there have been a lot of posts on Dutch Nationality and after going through all (or all that I could find) there doesn't seem to be one for our exact circumstance. This question relates to my ...
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Netherlands residence permit while studying in Germany

I am a Masters student in Germany and I have been offered a job in Netherlands. My employer is a recognized sponsor and is applying for my residence visa. They have submitted my documents to IND a ...
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Getting registered as Partners in Netherlands

I'm non-EU expat working in Germany for a few years (but in the future I might move to a non EU country). My girlfriend is Dutch national. We've been planning to get registered as Registered Partners ...
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Does a non-EU spouse of an EU citizen need to pay international tuition fees for a MSc in the Netherlands?

My wife is a US citizen and we’ll reunite in few months. I’m a EU citizen and currently living and working in the Netherlands. She just got admitted to a public research university in the Netherlands (...
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EU citizen sponsoring non-EU wife for residence permit in the Netherlands

I recently graduated (MSc from a Dutch technical university) and started working in the Netherlands last February 2021. I earn ~36k/year and I received housing and healthcare allowances during my ...
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Box 3 tax question for expat with 30% ruling in Netherlands

My bank account and investment accounts are prefilled in the tax return form and they are above the tax free limit. Should I overwrite these to 0 or leave them filled? Or there is another way to do ...
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What is the correct country name to send mail to the Island of Saba?

I use a virtual mail box in the USA and I need to have them forward a letter to me on the Island of Saba in the Caribbean. It's part of the Netherlands. What country name should I use so the US ...
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Can I travel from a tier 4 area in the UK to the Netherlands under current restrictions?

I am part way through moving from the UK to the Netherlands and now caught up in a catch-22 situation. I have got my residency in NL approved, and have done the biometric testing, but I am in the UK ...
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How long are the "inburgering" exam results valid for?

Based on the law, after living in the Netherlands for 5 years and passing the integration (inburgering) exam, immigrants can apply for being an official Netherland's citizen. Now the question is: If I ...
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Will I need a Belgium work permit after Brexit? I have Dutch permanent residency. and I live in Netherlands

I live in the Netherlands, I have a permanent resident permit in the Netherlands ( I am a British national). I have worked in Belgium for 2 years as a full time employee. Will I need a Belgium work ...
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Paying tax in Netherlands whilst employed by UK employer

I work 4 days a week for a UK based employer, without a Dutch subsidiary. I want to be based in the Netherlands. As far as the actual work is concerned, I can do this, as all is online. Presumably I ...
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Self-employed "Highly skilled migrant" in Netherlands

I am an expat, non-EU citizen working for a Dutch company in Netherlands under "Highly skilled migrant" residence permit for over 3 years now. I want to change my job, but the company is US ...
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Netherlands: Verification Against EU law - Married Couple moving without Employment

I am an Indian citizen living in Dubai along with my wife. I am 34 and my wife is 32. My wife is an EU passport holder (by Portuguese Nationality for Goans in India). So while she has never lived in ...
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What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for temporary residence permit holder

What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for Temporary Residence permit (HSM) holder? My situation: I have stayed (vacation) the following number of months in total outside NL per year for ...
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Can I apply for work visa for Ireland and Netherlands at same time?

I have got a job opportunity in Ireland, but I might get a better opportunity in the Netherlands in the next 2-3 weeks. Can I apply for a Netherlands ex-pat visa while Ireland CSP is still in progress?...
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Change country with blue card

I have a blue card and I'm living in Germany for the past 6 months. I received a job offer to move to the Netherlands. Do I have to apply for a new blue card in the Netherlands?
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Moving from one EU country to Another for residence

Currently, I am living in Germany for over 3 years. Previously, I have lived in Netherlands for 7 years. Is it possible that these 7 years in Netherlands can be accounted to get permanent residence in ...
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