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

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Non-EU (Indian) citizen living in the Netherlands and working in Belgium

My wife has been working and living in the Netherlands for the last 8 months; is an Indian citizen; has a residence (and work) permit for the Netherlands. while I myself have been working and ...
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When leaving an apartment, how does the utilities disconnection work? [closed]

When you leave a (rental) apartment in the Netherlands, you want to stop paying your utility bills, namely: Water LP gas & electricity (often/always go together) Municipal taxes Internet How ...
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Is a birth certificate with a different first name acceptable for registration?

I currently live in the Netherlands on a family residence permit. Registration at my local municipality requires a copy of my birth certificate (birth country is different from the country of my ...
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How do I get a job without knowing Dutch? Would it be possible in one month? How much money will I need? [closed]

I'm from Spain, 24 years old, Marketing + Tourism degree, some experience as receptionist in several hotels, fluent in Spanish, English and an intermediate level of German. I want to find a job in the ...
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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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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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Does a non-EU spouse of an EU citizen living in Switzerland need a work permit to work in the Netherlands?

I've just joined this forum, I would like to seek your advice to enlighten me. I am Indonesian and my husband is Italian. We live in Switzerland with a B permit, allowing me to work. I have relocated ...
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Will applying for a Dutch residence permit invalidate my French residence permit immediately?

I am a non-EEA citizen finishing my PhD soon in France and have an offer to join a company in the Netherlands. My future Dutch employer informed me that I don't need to apply for a Dutch visa given ...
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Need help with hypothetical scenario around non-EU partner moving with me to Netherlands

The Dutch IND and nearest Consulate in the UK don't seem to understand the details of my situation and are just confusing me. Preamble; I am aware this would all be much easier if my Afghani boyfriend ...
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Does remote work from the Netherlands get 30% ruling?

I am working and staying with my wife in the Netherlands. I am thinking of getting a remote job offer. I have a 30% ruling at my current job. Is it possible to enjoy a 30% ruling for remote work too?
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Migrating to the Netherlands as a freelancer

I'm a citizen of the Russian Federation. I'm thinking of moving to the Netherlands. I've seen the skilled migrant program, it's pretty cool. But lately I've been thinking of moving to freelance ...
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What does a non-EU citizen (German residence permit holder) require to live in the Netherlands?

I am a non-EU citizen and work for a German company. We currently have a project in the Netherlands. I have a residence permit for Germany, and I would now like to get a BSN for the Netherlands, as I ...
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Can you see a medical specialist in the Netherlands without a GP referral?

Suppose you want to consult a medical specialist rather than a general practitioner about an issue you're having: an orthopedist, a neurologist, an otolaryngologist, an opthalmologist and so on (but ...
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Does my mother qualify for a Dutch Passport / Citizenship

My great grandparents (both Dutch) came to South Africa in 1921. My grandmother was born in Holland in 1916 and came with them at age 5. I discovered a naturalisation certificate (or something like ...
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In Amsterdam, what kind of public workspaces are open on the last week of the year?

I'm from a non-Christian non-European country, and I don't exactly have a good idea of what would be closed and what would be open on the last week of the year here in the Netherlands (and Amsterdam ...
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Thesis in the Netherlands

I am from India. I am currently studying for a Master's in Germany. I will be doing my Master's thesis in the Netherlands for around 5 months. Do I need a work permit to do my thesis in the ...
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How are saving accounts taxed in The Netherlands?

When inheritance money that was already taxed in the country of origin is credited into my Netherlands savings account, do I have to pay taxes on just what is earned by interest, or would I also be ...
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As a renter, do I need the Dutch energy label for anything?

I'm moving to the Netherlands, and am arranging contracts etc with a rental agency. They say that an Energy label/energy performance certificate is "not available". My understanding is that the owner ...
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Where should I leave a bike in Amsterdam when going vacation for a few weeks?

I live in central Amsterdam, and will soon be leaving the country for several weeks for Christmas. Given that I typically store my bike in one of the public racks (and don't really want to drag it up ...
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What is the non-literal meaning of the book title “Kom hier dat ik u kus”? [closed]

There's this book called "Kom hier dat ik u kus" by Griet Op de Beeck. The title's literal meaning seems to be "Come here so that I may kiss you". I haven't read the book (nor can I with my poor ...
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Too late in applying for childcare allowance in the Netherlands

Our son started daycare in February. We had been wrongly assuming that we could apply for childcare allowance (kinderopvangtoeslag) at the end of the year, with the tax returns. When we found out this ...
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Netherlands, residence permit, “real and actual work”

I am an EU citizen intending to move to the Netherlands. I work remotely for an Australian company and I am currently resident in South Africa. I am moving to the Netherlands with my non-EU spouse, ...
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Netherlands - document requirements

I am in the process of moving to the Netherlands (I am an EU citizen, my wife is South African) from South Africa. We will then apply for a residence permit for my wife once we arrive in the ...
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Non-EU citizen married to British citizen, wanting to live in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am getting married to a British citizen in the next year. We have been in a relationship for 7 years and have been living together for 6 years. We are both living in South Africa. We would like to ...
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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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A cheap(er) just-Internet connection in the Netherlands?

When I moved in to my apartment I signed up with KPN for Internet access (over the telephone cabling, so some kind of DSL I guess) + a phone account (which I don't really use). I didn't compare prices ...
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Getting a US B-1 visa - here in the Netherlands or back in Israel/Palestine?

I need to get a US B-1 type (business visit) visa for an upcoming visit. If I were back home (in Israel/Palestine) - I would not have any choices to make, just perform the procedure vis-a-vis the US ...
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Get BSN and bank accounts in the Netherlands for me and my partner

I found a job in the Netherlands and now my future employer needs to arrange a working visa for me. I will relocate with my partner, and the visa for her has to be arranged by ourselves. She will not ...
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Can I get a(n internationally-recognized) Debit card in the Netherlands?

Some airline companies (easyJet in particular) don't seem to offer payment with iDEAL, but do seem offer a reduced fee (quite significantly reduced - 9 EUR or so) for using a debit card, e.g. ...
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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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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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What's with this DigiD code I hear about?

I've been living in the Netherlands for a while. I've registered with the IND, I have a valid residence permit, I have a BSN number, health insurance - everything. Now someone tells me there's ...
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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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Non-EU Dutch resident (Indian citizen), working in Belgium

I am a non-EU citizen from India, residing in the Netherlands for more than 5 years now. The resident permit for the first 4 years was sponsored by the University where I carried out my PhD, and since ...
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Israeli working in the Netherlands for a US company - what's the tax situation?

I'm an Israeli expat living in the Netherlands and am likely to start working for a US company (registered in the US and has no presence in the Netherlands nor in Israel). To make things even more ...
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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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Salary R&D laboratory Oil Industry Netherlands with a PhD (UK) and experience [closed]

I am currently contemplating a job opportunity in the Netherlands, working for an oil service company in their R&D labs. I have a PhD in petroleum engineering, 2 years of relevant and one year of ...
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How to pay in advance to the returning passport that was sent to the embassy?

As my previous question, there are two options to send my passport from the Netherlands to our embassy (The Syrian embassy) in Spain, which are: PostNL: There's a special service for valuable things ...
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Is there a secure way to send a passport from the Netherlands to Spain?

I want to send my passport to our embassy in Madrid. I live in the Netherlands. What are my options? PostNL? is it safe to send the passport using it?
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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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Can former expats in the NL keep their Dutch bank account if they move abroad and how do they pay taxes on interest?

I am an EU citizen. I lived in the Netherlands for a few years but left months ago. In a few weeks I'll be moving to another country outside of the EU. I never closed my Dutch bank account. I like my ...
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Can I extend my Netherlands Resident Permit while being on notice period?

I hold a Netherlands Resident Permit (RP - High Skilled Migrant) and I am about to switch to another company here (IND registered). But I would have to serve a notice period of 3 months at my current ...
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Dutch citizenship through marriage

I have been married to a Dutch citizen for 20 years. We live and work in South Africa. Can I apply for Dutch citizenship through marriage?
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What are the current dutch tax brackets?

I am trying to search for the brackets of taxation in the Netherlands. I am sure there is a link somewhere but I am not good in Dutch. So, it would be great if someone share it with me.
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What becomes the start date when a Residence Permit is extended?

I have 6 months until the expiry of my Netherlands Residence Permit (RP) on 31st December. This allows me to start the process of having an extension for another 2 years. If I begin the process now, ...
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I'm based in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, specifically - but there's a possibility that within a few months I would need to move to California (SF Bay Area). I don't intend to move furniture over, but ...
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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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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

I am a data engineer earning $110,000 (currently that is 99000 Euro) paying for my own health insurance in San Francisco. I have an offer from a startup in Netherlands for a similar position at 52000 ...
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My employment contract as a highly skilled migrant ends; what now?

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 ...
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Working abroad as a US citizen for a US university

My question is related to contracts when moving abroad as a US citizen working for a US organization (university). Starting September of this year I will be moving to the Netherlands and move in with ...