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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

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 ...
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Where to pay taxes if I don't live 6 months in any country?

It can be incredibly complex and my answer is going to be mostly useless because I don't know the rules for those countries. But having gone through similar elsewhere, my advise is don't trust the ...
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Finding work in the Netherlands with no experience

Quite honestly I don't think you're going to find a job in IT as quickly as you think. Don't get me wrong, I too moved to Holland with only a couple of month's rent money; but to look for an IT job ...
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Can i apply for H1B visa from Netherlands being an Indian Expats

If you're a legal resident in The Netherlands, then the US embassy there should be able to process your application.
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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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Renunciation of original nationality in the process of becoming a Dutch citizen

I would be very careful with that. There might be a loophole but it does not necessarily offer a strong protection against the loss of your Dutch citizenship. This particular part of the law is ...
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