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

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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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how to import and register a car in Hungary?

for example, we bought a 2008 ford mustang GT-CS in the Netherlands. we deregistered it and had temporary registration number plates issued. we drove it through germany and austria. so, can anyone ...
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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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Dutch Passport South African citizen

My parents were both Dutch citizens and relocated to South Africa in 1949. They are both deceased. My daughter wants to apply for a Dutch passport. Her father and myself are South African citizens. ...
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What are the consequences if I don't close an unused bank account in Netherlands?

I have left Netherlands and I couldn't close the bank account there as I still had some payments to be received. Now my account shows negative balance. What are the consequences of not closing the ...
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Netherlands tax return for former resident now in the US

I am a Chinese citizen and lived in the Netherlands before coming to the US. I hold a J-1 visa and do some research projects at Northhwestern University. According the the Netherland-US treaty, I ...
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Sending a 'SEPA direct debit' slip by post - without an envelope?

I need to pay my Amsterdam municipal taxes. Instead of making one payment for the whole year, the municipality offers you this form to enable 8 monthly payments. Now, the thing is, it's a one-page ...
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Rental contract concerns?

I am about to rent house in Netherlands and I'd like to take your opinions about some rules in the contract or may be you face this in your contract and I should take care of it. Maintenance: major ...
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Having trouble understanding a section of my rental contract in Dutch

I am about to rent house and I received the contract but I don't understand one of points even after translate it, so I hope someone explain this to me. Deze overeenkomst is aangegaan voor een ...
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Moving from North America to Europe with Desktop Computer

I'm relocating from the Toronto area to Amsterdam in a few months, and there's some things I'd like to bring with me. I'm already hitting my checked-luggage allowance on other stuff (most notably a ...
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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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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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Where in Amsterdam can I dispose of unused/malfunctioning electrical appliances?

I have this microwave which stutters and doesn't always work. I could theoretically go fix it somewhere but I got another one, and I want to get rid of the old one. Still, it's a shame (and ...
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Are Dutch companies obligated to pay employee's local transportation expenses?

A friend told me that there is a Dutch law obligate companies to handle the transportation expenses, Is that true or it is one of the company benefits and by agreement. Kindly if there is something ...
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Netherland IND waiting times for Residence card for family of EU citizen RC (EU Directive EC/38/2004)

Any experience or idea on time it takes for Immidiate family members (dependent parents) of EU citizen's residence card application after you submit it at IND office? Also called as Verification ...
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Are town taxes in the Netherlands separate from those deducted from my salary?

I received a message from the local town (gemeente). It is in Dutch and, although I've translated it, I didn't understand it entirely. It is related to taxes, and says that I must pay a certain ...
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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 obtain Dutch citizenship if my father received it “by option” without a request?

My father received a certificate from the embassy in 2003 titled "Confirmation of the acquisition of Dutch citizenship by option," stating that he has Dutch citizenship. However, he never applied for ...
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I need to understand the process for immigrating to the Netherlands [closed]

I am from the Caribbean and my fiancé is Dutch. We plan to be married and stay in the Netherlands. What is the process for me being from the Caribbean? Can I obtain a work visa for the length of time ...
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How to remotely pay property tax in Netherlands?

I am Lithuanian citizen that lives in UK, I have bought a flat in Holland, and there is possibility that I will be leaving the country for some time to SE Asia, so I was planning on renting it out. I ...
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Probable issues when exiting Schengen area on expired residence permit

Coming here from my question on travel.stackexchange My girlfriend is a Mexican passport holder. She studied in Netherlands for her masters and she possesses a residence card/permit from The ...
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How to get VVE (Vereniging van Eigenaars/Homeowner association) contact details in Holland?

I have bought a flat in Rotterdam. I have dealt with getting energy suppliers and other required stuff. When I was signing the contract notary told me that I will be contacted by VVE (Vereniging van ...
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Internship in Netherlands

I have received interest from a Dutch company in the Netherlands that wishes to hire me as an Intern. The company is in civil engineering research and development. I am not a student and a non-EU ...
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I live in the Netherlands and I hold an EU passport, but my passport is expiring soon and I lost my id card

I have been living in the Netherlands for almost a year and I hold a EU/Bulgarian passport. My passport is expiring soon and I have lost my ID card. Soon, I'll go to my embassy for it to issue a new ...
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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport?

Hi I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this situation for me. I have searched relentlessly but have been unable to find a clear answer to my query. My mother's mother was born in ...
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What documents are needed for an EU permanent resident to work in Netherlands?

Assuming one is a permanent resident of an EU state other than Netherlands (e.g. Czech Republic), what documents are needed for them to work in Netherlands? The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation ...
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How to find a place to share with other expats or students in Leiden

I am an expat in Leiden searching for accommodation. I am willing to share with other expats or students (since Leiden is a student city). What I am looking for is a room in an apartment (or house) ...
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Trash sorting - paper [closed]

This is the continuous debate between me and my wife - what kind of paper can be recycled. My wife says that we should recycle only pure paper - newspapers, carton boxes, some magazines, envelopes. ...
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Holding non-immigrant J1 visa and dutch dependent visa simultaneously

I am non-US and non-EU national employed in USA with a non-immigrant J1 visa. My spouse is a Netherlands resident and that's why I am eligible for getting a dutch dependent visa. After getting the ...
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Can I get NL Student visa after UK visa refusal?

After trying and being refused twice for tier 4 visa in the UK, both on finance reasons, my plight can be read about here (UK student visa refusal) I'm looking at applying to university else where in ...
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Do I need to change my residence status in the NL?

I am in the Netherlands as a Skilled Migrant worker (Kennismigrant). My residence permit expires in 2020. Since moving here, I've decided to change employers. My new employer is not set up to sponsor ...
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Cash back credit cards in the Netherlands? [closed]

Is there any credit card issuer in the NL where I can have some cash back? Cash back credit/debit cards are such that award customers an occasional rebate equal to a percentage of their purchases. It'...
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What are the rules to pay for rent in the netherlands

I am planing for rent an accommodation in the Netherlands for one year. What are the rules to pay? Should I pay in advance for the whole year (indeed if I had that money, I would not be working ...
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Places to iron clothes in Leiden or Amsterdam

I am in Leiden, as a new expat. Please, is there any place to iron my clothes? I have an important meeting and i would like to iron my suit. If Leiden doesn't have such a place, where in Amsterdam ...
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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 ...
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Netherlands: is EUR 53000 salary enough for a family of 4?

Is an annaul salary of EUR 53000 (before tax) sufficient for a family to live in Eindhoven area? It is a family of four with two school-going kids under 12. Assuming the case of not getting the ...
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Supermarket in the Netherlands

What are the best-known supermarkets that are in the Netherlands, particularly in the Leiden area? I'm looking for regular grocery stores for food, bread, vegetables, shampoo.
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residential areas for expat in Leiden [closed]

What are the areas that expat live in, in Leiden Using wikipedia, I found that Leiden has the following suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude My employer office is located at ...
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Commission vs Guarantee

First of all, sorry for the silly question, I came from a third world country, undeveloped country, so we don't have all this. (Not just for this question, but for the other questions that I am ...
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In the Netherlands, in what kind of stores do I look for everyday men's clothes?

I've been living in Amsterdam for several months and have postponed clothes shopping for a while. Now I need to get some... so, I know there's the area famous for department stores and large brand ...
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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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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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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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Job hunting in Netherlands for a foreigner (while abroad)

I am a UK citizen but have been living in Asia for awhile. Recently I wanted to relocate back to EU for an mechanical engineering career, and Netherlands is one of the place that I am considering. I ...
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is it normal MVV takes three weeks?

I am applying for an MVV visa to NL. My sponsor is recognized sponsor by IND. I have been told that because it is a recognized sponsor, it will take two weeks. Until now it is been three weeks and no ...
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Slovenian working in Belgium living in The Netherlands

I have an question, my boyfriend is Slovenian (I'm Dutch) and he is working and living in Belgium. He is fully registered and paying Belgium taxes etc. Now we got the opportunity to live in the ...
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Just moved to Netherlands for a couple of years, but I am on US payroll. Do I need to pay dutch tax?

I moved to Netherlands with my family about a month ago. I am on the US payroll and receive bi-weekly pay checks in the US. Do I need to pay income tax in Netherlands? In order for me to get housing, ...
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Argentinian working remotely for the US by contract, trying to move to The Netherlands, but how?

this is my first post here. I was kinda hesitant on posting the question because I think I exhausted every channel already, but I guess I don't lose anything by "just asking" and know your experiences....
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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 ...