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Dutch citizenship through grandparents

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 ...
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Are personal income taxes paid for income for a full year, even when moving from Sweden to Canada mid-year, for a Dutch citizen?

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 ...
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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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Where do I get my UK passport renewed (in the Netherlands)?

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 ...
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Am I a resident of the Hague if I am a Dutch citizen living abroad?

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 ...
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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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Does the 30% tax ruling in the Netherlands also apply to Dutch Citizens who are now living abroad?

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 ...
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Netherlands: Is it necessary to register with the municipality within 5 days of moving?

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 ...
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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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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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In the Netherlands, can I be taxed on savings I have from my country of origin?

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 ...
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Take-home pay: US vs Netherlands

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 ...
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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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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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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 - 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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Do I need a visa to study in Germany as a holder of Netherlands residence permit?

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 ...
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Combining freelance work with Kennismigrant work permit in Netherlands

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 ...
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In the Netherlands, can I be taxed on savings I have from my country of origin?

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 ...
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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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Can I open a bank account in the Netherlands using my workplace address?

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 ...
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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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