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

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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 ...
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Previous company mis-calculated my taxes, Tax office now demands I pay

I was working in a company and moved to another company last March 2017. I already had a 30% ruling from my previous company. When HR in my new company tried to applied again for 30% ruling, Taxes ...
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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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EU citizen living in a non-EU country issuing citizenship for wife and daughter. Where is easier and faster?

I have read a lot about this topic and even though I am well informed, my case and question is quite specific. I am Argentine and Italian citizen. I want to issue my wife's and daughter's citizenship ...
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Getting a residency in italy [closed]

I have a Dutch residency card for 5 years. I am married to an Italian. We used to live in the Netherlands. Now we want to move to Italy. What do I meed to do to get a new residency card?
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How to return Dutch residence permit

I am a student in Netherlands but I have decided not pursue my studies. So, I returned back to my home country. After consulting the IND website it seems that I have to notify IND about my leaving ...
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Does Dutch apartment electrical infrastructure support power-line communications?

Power-line communication is a family of technologies to send data around an apartment or a building over its electrical power line. Usually we're talking about Ethernet sockets which on their other ...
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Moving my cat to the EU

I was hesitant whether posting this here or in pets but I think it fits better here. I was living in Colombia and moved to the Netherlands, I have made all the required tests to bring my cat with me ...
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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 ...