For working in the Netherlands different residence permits to work are available. The Dutch immigration service IND employs the following main categories for paid employment:
- Cross-border workers
- Staying shorter than 30 days
- Staying beyond 30 days
Note that separate conditions may apply for nationals and their family from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland.
1. Cross-border workers
If you plan to work in the Netherlands, but keep residence in a bordering nation (Belgium or Germany) you qualify as a cross-border worker. To work in the Netherlands, you have to obtain a residence sticker in your passport. The applicable conditions are:
- You live in the bordering Member State of the EU and you have a valid residence permit for that country
- You work in the Netherlands
- You visit your residence location in that other Member State at least weekly
Your employer is required to apply for a TWV for you. Family of the TWV-holder from a Member State of the EU are allowed to work in the Netherlands without a TWV. You will need to apply at the Register for Non-Residents (RNI) for a Dutch social security number (BSN) with the municipality where your employer is located.
2. Staying shorter than 30 days
A special short-stay visa is available for individuals who will work for less than 30 days. Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply with the Dutch Embassy in your home country. Usually, the employer is required to apply for a TWV for you.
3 Staying beyond 30 days
If you intend to work (paid job) for longer than 30 days in the Netherlands, you will need to apply for a residence permit. The following residence permits are issued by the Immigration Service IND for working in the Netherlands beyond 30 days:
- Work in paid employment
- Intra Corporate Transferees (Directive 2014/66/EU)
- Highly skilled migrant
- European blue card
- Researcher within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/801
- Work experience as a trainee or apprentice
- Cross-border service provider
1. Work in paid employment
2. Intra Corporate Transferees (Directive 2014/66/EU)
3. Highly skilled migrant
4. European blue card
5. Researcher within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/801
6. Work experience as a trainee or apprentice
7. Cross-border service provider
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