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Can I own a German car, when residing in the Netherlands while being from Poland

Means of transportation are excluded from many rules regarding the EU single market and EU countries, including the Netherlands, often impose specific taxes on cars. To prevent circumventing these ...
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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?

The proposed salary is almost spot on what is referred to as 'modaal inkomen', or the median income: the most common income in the country. Therefore, you should be able to live on this salary just ...
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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 no personal experience with this, but I think the question can be analyzed without that based on the assumption that your primary concern is moving with your family to the Netherlands. I ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South Africa to allow my wife to enter the Netherlands? It's not really clear whether they will process your application as an MVV application, but there is ...
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Emigrating to Netherlands from ZA, how to get proof of residence in ZA?

Below are examples of what can be accepted as a proof of residence: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. telephone, gas, electric) (Please note that a mobile phone bill will not be accepted as a valid Proof of ...
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Applying for NL Passport

Your associate was oversimplifying his story. Nobody can get a Dutch passport "simply because their grandparents were born and raised in the Netherlands." However, if a person's grandparents were ...
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Netherlands - Rental agency is forcing me to accept a contract

I am also not a lawyer, not Dutch, and have no Dutch legal experience. Still, I am absolutely sure they have no legal basis to demand payment. Rental agreements which involve contracts are concluded ...
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Blue sticker from Gemeente on my bike?

If I'm right it doesn't mean that you didn't use it for a long time. It is used as a marker. Next time they are here and they see it on the bike. It means no one used bike for that period otherwise ...
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Eligibility for Dutch Passport or Nationality Certificate

I just wanted to follow up on this to provide some clarity for those who come across this question in their search through the complexities of the Dutch Nationality Law. Definitely the reason this ...
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How to read this Dutch salary slip

Nettoloon is indeed your net salary and more-or-less the amount of money that will be transferred to your bank account. Assuming your wages haven't been garnished to cover some debt and depending on ...
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Netherlands housing rental - I might be getting scammed, how to avoid that?

It's 99% certainly a scam. The exact same thing happened to me twice when I was in your position, including the passport scan. Guy said he was working in the UK and wanted to rent out his apartment, ...
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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?

You would be able to get by, but not save anything, I would think. As of 2018, I live alone, my salary is ~3,850 before taxes (not counting an annual allowance/bonus/vacation pay/etc.), I enjoy the 30%...
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Apartment viewing Tips?

Let's start with the "bad experiences" part of your question: This might be trivial for some, but: Never ever pay any money before you've physically seen the apartment. There are quite a few rent ...
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Dutch Passport South African citizen

She would qualify only if: Your parents were still Dutch citizens when you were born (making you a Dutch citizen at birth), and You did not lose your Dutch nationality before your daughter was born, ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I have gone through a similar process to move to the Netherlands from the UK with my girlfriend who is an EU citizen. Since we are not married, my answers might be slightly different from what you ...
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Does remote work from the Netherlands get 30% ruling?

First of all, you always need to reapply for the 30% ruling when you change employers, no matter if they're Dutch or not. The conditions of the 30% ruling do not limit its applicability only to Dutch ...
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How can I apostille a Russian document for use in the Netherlands without visiting Russia?

The apostille is (in this case) a Russian government officer's certification of the validity of the Russian birth certificate, so if you could get it anywhere in the Netherlands, it would be at a ...
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Netherlands Renting Registration

This means the rental is potentially legit. Some people illegally sublet apartments, which means the intermediate remains registered at the address and will not permit the tenant to register. If the ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

There is a good answer here, on the official website of IND. As of 1 April 2017, highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card holders, foreign students studying in the Netherlands, as well as scientific ...
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Would our child have four nationalities?

They would have three citizenships automatically, although you would need to do the paperwork to register them in all the countries. More specifically, all children born in the US are Americans (with ...
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Netherlands: Is it necessary to register with the municipality within 5 days of moving?

When I moved to msterdam (in 2015) it took me a month and a half to find a place to stay. I only went to the Expat Center (at the World Trade Center near Station Zuid, where I actually properly ...
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Renting Studio with Minimum rental period

In the randstad (the most populous part of the country), most properties will be rented out within days of being put on the market (certainly if you are talking about small-to-medium size, affordable ...
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Renting Studio with Minimum rental period

Finding a new tenant is a time-consuming procedure, with the risk of the gap where you get no money but still have costs. It's obvious the landlords are interested in finding long-term tenant rather ...
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GVB Train Penalty

First of all, welcome to de Nederland! Next time, you try to express that you just arrived and your Dutch is not sufficient that you're not sure what status was of your check in. They usually are ...
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In the Netherlands, am I obligated to refund a previous employer for missing deductions?

This is a very partial answer, because while I live in the Netherlands, all of my labor law experience is knowledge is from a different state and legal culture (Israel). Still, it might be useful to ...
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Converting from Work visa to Spouse visa in the Netherlands

You're looking at the wrong page. That page describes Dutch immigration law, which does not apply to you. Instead, you are covered by the EU section, for, although you are not an EU national, you are ...
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