Work & Residence Permits

Streamlined Permits for Work & Residence

The Netherlands offers a number of measures to facilitate work and residence procedures for foreign workers, including the “Highly Skilled Migrant Visa,” which allows businesses to bring uniquely qualified international talent to live and work in the Netherlands for a maximum of five years.

To qualify as a highly skilled migrant, the foreign employee must earn a minimum gross monthly income of € 4,500 or € 3,299 if under 30. Employers wishing to employ highly skilled migrants are no longer required to apply for work permits and must submit only an Admission and Residence application for those employees.

Inter Company Transferees, labour migrants and self-employed individuals from outside the EU/EEA may also apply for work and residence permits and highly educated foreign nationals may apply for a one-year permit to search for a job. Employers must apply for a work and residence permit on behalf of these employees.

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NFIA UK & Ireland

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
United Kingdom
T. +44 207 590 3286

Ties Elzinga

Executive Director NFIA UK & Ireland +44 (0) 207 5903 286

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Annemieke Busch

Senior Project Manager NFIA UK & Ireland +44 (0)207 590 3286

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