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

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Dutch dual citizens' loss of Dutch citizenship — can it be avoided if married to a UN employee?

A Dutch citizen who is also a citizen of another country will lose Dutch nationality after living outside the Kingdom of the Netherlands or the EU for ten years. The ten-year clock can be reset by, ...
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Netherlands: Is it necessary to register with the municipality within 5 days of moving?

I'm about to move to the Netherlands, and looking at apartments/rooms I see that registration is not possible for some listings. From what I read, every resident is required to register at the ...
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How can I have my child born in Australia without going bankrupt?

I've tried doing my best to research this subject on my own. Official resources are giving me conflicting information (more on that below). Unofficial (anecdotal) resources, such as forums, are giving ...
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In the Netherlands, can I be taxed on savings I have from my country of origin?

In a strictly hypothetical situation where I had a reasonable sum of money in savings in the UK (my country of origin), and I had moved to the Netherlands, would the Dutch government require me to ...
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What happens to me Salary requirement for Dutch knowledge migrant once I turn 30?

I am 29 years old and I am working in the Netherlands as a knowledge migrant and my current salary satisfies the salary requirement for the below 30 criteria. I have a residence permit valid until ...
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Finding work in the Netherlands with no experience

I'm an 18-year old French citizen looking forward to working and living in Amsterdam. Given that I don't have any work experience nor degrees and a very limited amount of money (I'll barely have ...
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Am I a resident of the Hague if I am a Dutch citizen living abroad?

To be able to vote in Dutch national elections, as a Dutch citizen living abroad I need to register with the municipality of the Hague. Does this make me technically a resident of the Hague?
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

I'm working as a "highly skilled migrant" (or Kennismigrant) in the Netherlands for a company. From time-to-time, I receive requests to do freelance work on the side. How properly (and legally) can I ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

I am a non-EEA citizen. I just got a job offer in Amsterdam with a monthly salary of€3,000 before tax. How much will I get per month? Is that enough for typical costs of living, i.e. food and board ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

There are a number of questions related to taxes on this site, and Wikipedia has an article on tax residency. This question on varying tax dates seems to imply income might be counted for a full year....
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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

I am a Spanish citizen working for a Dutch company and I am registered as a resident in Netherlands, where I rent an apartment and pay taxes. Because of my work, I have traveled a lot around the world,...
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Blue sticker from Gemeente on my bike?

I found a blue sticker from Gemeente on my bike this morning. As far as I know, this means I didn't move my bike for a long time and they will take it. But I used it two days ago. I just removed this ...
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Take-home pay: US vs Netherlands

I'm a US citizen, working currently for a US company, but am considering a position for a company in Amsterdam. In absolute terms, the Amsterdam job would pay roughly 13% less than I am currently ...
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Dutch citizenship by naturalization regulations

I currently reside in the Netherlands as a scientific researcher. I have a valid residence card and employment contract. There are some prospects for me to begin a PhD at a large university here. ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different Schengen countries

I am a non-EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse (non-EU as well). Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for ...
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Do you need to live in the Netherlands to present a case to a Dutch court?

Often when signing a contract it is explicitly stated to what court a dispute on the contract under scrutiny will be sent too. Is it possible to write a contract outside the Netherlands and still ...
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Freelancing in the Netherlands when residing there with a work permit

In the Netherlands, there are separate visas for freelancers and employees of other companies. As I understand it one is only allowed to work for the company which has the employee permit for the ...
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Dutch citizenship through grandparents

Could you help me discover if I have a chance to obtain a Dutch passport? All four of my grandparents were born in Holland. They immigrated to Canada after WWII. Both of my parents were born in ...
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Does the 30% tax ruling in the Netherlands also apply to Dutch Citizens who are now living abroad?

The Netherlands has a 30% tax ruling on highly skilled migrant workers, where expats working in the Netherlands can pay less tax for a considerable amount of time. Since I am living abroad I am ...
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What Dutch authority can certify my personal details for German agency?

I am a German resident of the Netherlands and need to request a German “erweitertes Führungszeugnis” (extended certificate of good conduct) for helping with a summer camp in Germany. (The organizers ...
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Can I legally back out on a job offer after accepting?

I'm a US citizen living in the Netherlands with an indefinite work contract and work permit. I'm looking for new work, and I want to understand my legal rights once I have either verbally accepted a ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I am an EU citizen (not Dutch), with an EU child, married to a non-EU spouse (South African). I am moving to the Netherlands and am trying to understand the process. I asked an initial question about ...
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Can I open a bank account in the Netherlands using my workplace address?

I will start working in Rotterdam next month, but I will temporarily stay at an Airbnb room (for the first 3 weeks) while I search for an apartment. However, I need to open a bank account but I will ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport?

I am 22 years, born 18 July 1994 My grandmother and grandfather were born and lived in The Netherlands, they moved to South Africa during World War 2. My mother was born here in South Africa, she ...
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Netherlands Renting Registration

I am looking for a studio now in Utrecht, I saw posts with (registration allowed) and some not mentioned it. What is mean by Registration ? and what are its benefits? And Is it required for bank ...
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Would our child have four nationalities?

I (f) am a dual citizen of Netherlands and Belgium, born in Netherlands. I only hold a Dutch passport but I have all rights to apply for a Belgian passport. My husband is a UK citizen. We are ...
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Free gap time between two employers for expat in the Netherlands [closed]

I’m an expat in the Netherlands and staying here as a high skill immigrant. Today I received a mail from IND (Immigration department), which saying that I must take action, otherwise they will revoke ...
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Where do I get my UK passport renewed (in the Netherlands)?

I am a UK citizen currently living in the Netherlands. What would I have to do, or where would I have to go, in order to renew my passport?
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Netherlands - Rental agency is forcing me to accept a contract

This is a follow-up to this question. I went to see a house and I said I wanted to rent it. The real estate agency sent me an email asking if I would accept the rental proposal (just the rent values ...
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Apartment viewing Tips? [closed]

Currently, I am looking for a new accommodation, I don't have much experience in renting (this is my first year in Europe), Kindly I will be appreciated if you share your experience. what should I ...
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Applying for NL Passport

I was at lunch with an associate the other day and he mentioned that he had managed to get his kids dutch passports simply because their grandparents were born and raised in the NL. I think in the ...
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Emigrating to Netherlands from ZA, how to get proof of residence in ZA?

In the next few weeks I will be moving to Amsterdam to work for an indefinite amount of time. To apply for the 30% ruling in the Netherlands I need some sort of government form that says I have been a ...
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How bad it is to work in Amsterdam and live in Leiden? [closed]

I will work in Amsterdam soon, and I found an accommodation in Leiden I'm worried about commuting every day How bad it is please? My home will be 10 minutes walking to the train, and then I will ...
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Netherlands housing rental - I might be getting scammed, how to avoid that?

I am trying to search for an accommodation now in Netherlands, I am still not move to Netherlands yet, I contact with someone but he asked me that if I want to complete the reservation I must send a ...
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Travelling to Netherlands with mvv sticker through Germany

The starting situation is the following: a Russian citizen after having graduated from a Dutch university applied for the "orientation year" residence permit from Russia (via Dutch Embassy) and ...
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Unemployment benefits for skilled migrants in the Netherlands?

I'm a skilled migrant working in the NL with a non-EU citizenship. My 2-year contract is about to expire; I'll be extending my residence for an "orientation year". I understand I should be eligible ...
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Studying in the Netherlands for one year; Must my children go to school?

I am going to relocate to the Netherlands next spring and stay there for about a year. I am moving there with my children, and would like to know whether they must attend local school? Is it possible ...
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Is a Dutch company obligated to pay me when visiting a client?

I am going in a business trip to visit a client that is in Utrecht ~170 Km away from my current company in Maastricht. I am going to stay there for the 2 days I need to showcase some demos and help ...
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Renunciation of original nationality in the process of becoming a Dutch citizen

I have been living and working in the Netherlands for a while now and I have recently become a Dutch national through naturalization. At the request of the Immigration Services (IND) I have submitted ...
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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

Can one apply for student visa in Germany from Netherlands even though I have an MVV (temporary residence permit) visa (1 year) for Netherlands and am a non-EU citizen? I am a resident of India. If ...
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Netherlands - How can I avoid paying contract costs to real estate agency?

I have been searching for apartments in Rotterdam and I recently decided for one. I contacted the real estate agency and we agreed on the rental conditions, but they are asking me 350€ + VAT for ...
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I have a job offer in the Netherlands. Can I bring my wife and can she work?

So, I have this very nice offer in the Netherlands (Work permit included). I will be there next week to negotiate, but I really want to know if it possible to take my wife with me and if she will also ...
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In the Netherlands, am I obligated to refund a previous employer for missing deductions?

The situation is next one. My previous employer made a mistake and instead of deducting 300 EUR a month for my train subscription, they were paying me it extra. I treated this amount as their ...
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Moving to the Netherlands on a work visa when serving on a board of a Dutch business

One of my businesses is headquartered at my business partner's location in the Netherland's (but is registered as an LTD in the UK). Suppose I move to the Netherlands on a work visa. Obviously I ...
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GVB Train Penalty

I have a personal ov-chipkaart, I bought it yesterday and I used it today. I checked in Amsterdam and I was travelling to Utrecht. The officer checked my card and said that I didn't check in and I ...
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Ov-chipkaart for non-eu student with Dutch partner

I, a non-eu student, going to study in the Netherlands the next year. I want to live with my Dutch boyfriend with whom we are going to register partnership in several months. I would like to move in, ...
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Applying for the Dutch nationality (through naturalisation) outside of the Netherlands - which civic integration exams?

I am Ghanaian married to a Dutch woman for the past 6 years. We are currently living in the UK (since September, 2013) and so have successfully passed the test of 3 years continuous living together ...
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Do I need a visa to study in Germany as a holder of Netherlands residence permit?

I came to Netherlands one year ago for my studies in Hospitality Management (Euro BA). There is one year in Netherlands, a second year in Germany and a 3rd year in UK. I have a Netherlands residence ...
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Obtaining a German residence permit as a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands

I am currently living and working in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant. I am a Russian citizen. If I have a job offer from a company in Germany (that handles everything else legal-related), ...
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Converting from Work visa to Spouse visa in the Netherlands

I'm a U.S. Citizen current living in the Netherlands for the last year on a knowledgeable worker visa, with my wife who is a Spanish citizen. I have just left my company, but would like to stay in ...