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To start with, my knowledge of Dutch nationality law is based on my own research because my circumstances are similar to yours. My circumstances are not the same as yours, though, and I am not very active in keeping my knowledge up to date, so please take this as a starting point in your own research, and not as a definitive answer to your question. To ...


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The Canada Revenue Agency has a specific page for newcomers. In short: You become a tax resident of Canada on the day you arrive and intend to settle For the part of the tax year that you were NOT a resident of Canada you pay Canadian income tax on Canadian source income (probably none, as you don't have Canadian income yet) For the part of the tax year ...


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The UK government website has an an interactive tool for find out how to renew your British passport from outside the UK. In practice, this may soon not be needed. Over the past few years, there were regional passport issuing offices in embassies (such as in Washington, DC, for the Americas). These are being closed and all overseas applications will be ...


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No, you are not a resident of The Hague if you live abroad. Note that you are only able to vote in national and EU¹ elections. You are not able to vote in next weeks municipal elections. All adult residents of The Hague are able to vote in The Hague's municipal elections. As you are not able to vote in the municipal elections, this logically means you ...


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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 fine! But it really all depends on your lifestyle, of course. Keep in mind there are other things that will be taken out of your salary too, like in most ...


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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 certainly evidence that they will process it as a Schengen short-stay application. On the VFS Global site, the page about visiting family notes the fee ...


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There are a whole lot of things linked to this registration from taxes to parking permits. I am not sure if registration is strictly speaking necessary to obtain a “citizen number” but that's the regular way to get one for expats coming into the country for the first time. You need this number for tax and health insurance purposes so any employer will demand ...


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It seems possible in principle but there are several restrictions. Particularly relevant is the fact that any period of residence in the Netherlands in the past 25 years would be subtracted from the period during which you can benefit from the 30%-rule. The relevant status is article 10ef of the Uitvoeringsbesluit loonbelasting 1965 (I got the reference ...


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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 Residence). Recent Bank Statement, Recent Mortgage Statement, Signed Lease Agreement still within term Bank, Investment Letter, Rental checks, Credit card, Pay ...


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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 Dutch citizens, there's a chance that that person is also a Dutch citizen, in which case she would be able to get a Dutch passport. The key thing is to establish ...


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Here is one simulator you can use for that. You can find others by looking for things like “nettoloon” or ”bruto netto” together with “Nederland” (name of the country in Dutch, to get rid of results about Belgium). You haven't said anything about the type of work or the level of salary but my guess would be that you can expect the take-home pay to be ...


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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, in a very good location in Amsterdam, for a low price. Don't bother verifying his passport. I'm sorry to have to break it to you; I realize you wanted the ...


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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 the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CAO), what can still come in-between includes: Health insurance premiums, if you are using your employer's ...


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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 only when all of the following happen: The contract is signed by both parties The apartment is cleared for use by the tenant The keys are given to the tenant ...


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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 conclude that you should decide where to file the application based on the date of your move. You say that it will take up to one year to get all of the documents ...


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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 the owner would take it from the bike. So it means they can collect and utilise it.


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Since you have a Dutch long-stay visa (MVV means temporary or provisional residence permit and is what is called a long-stay or type D visa in the Schengen regulations), you can visit Germany under the same terms than if you had a Schengen visa. This means among other things that you should only be visiting, should have sufficient financial means, health ...


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According to Christian Barth, Esq.: No it is not legal for to be self-employed if you have a residence permit as a skilled migrant. It violates the conditions of your permit. You can lose your permit and be deported. You do have the option of filing an application to change your status from skilled migrant to self-employed individual under the new ...


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Not if you have 30% ruling. 30% Ruling and Box 3 of your tax return Under the 30% ruling you can opt for ‘partial non-residency status’. You are then considered to be a non-resident tax payer in Box 2 and Box 3, even though you are living in the Netherlands. For Box 1 income you are considered a resident tax payer, therefore you do not pay ...


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Summary: In general, the Dutch tax office cares about your worldwide income and assets and you can be taxed on savings abroad but you might also be eligible for a rebate or even omit some of your assets and income entirely depending on your situation. You generally have to pay income and capital/wealth tax on your worldwide income and assets, not only on ...


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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 scammers who will give you all sorts of excuses for why you need to pay before you've seen the place - don't be fooled. Now for some meta-advice: Ask a Dutch ...


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You can do this if and only if you manage to obtain your BSN number before having a fixed address. To open a bank account, you will be asked for a BSN number; and to get a BSN number you must register with the government using some address. Now, in some cases you are able to give your place of employment as a temporary address. This happened to me when I ...


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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, and Your daughter acquired Dutch nationality at birth, and Your daughter has not lost her Dutch nationality. The rules governing these things have changed over ...


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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 would go through but I'd like to offer any help anyway as I know how stressful this process could become :) Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South ...


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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 registered, got my BSN number etc.) sometime after the first week I think. When I got there I told them the truth - "I'm looking for an apartment to rent" - and gave ...


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Tl;dr answer: It's complicated; call the Canada Revenue Agency. According to the CRA's General Income Tax and Benefit Guide for Non-Residents and Deemed Residents of Canada - 2013: You are a non-resident of Canada for tax purposes throughout any period in which you do not have significant residential ties (see the definition in the following section) in ...


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Here is the relevant German law and a KPMG report describing the rules briefly (from Rob's answer to another related question). The EU also offers (necessarily vague) information on this topic and a list of links to tax treaties between the various member states. There is more than a simple number of days threshold to all this but it seems you would not be a ...


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