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Residence Permit for Work

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Work permit AND residence permit required for The Netherlands

If you want to come to the Netherlands as an employee, you may not only need a resident permit. Your employer needs to apply for a work permit for you as well.

Nowadays, these combined applications – work permit + residence permit – are filed simultaneously.

Strict conditions for obtaining a Dutch work permit

Please be informed that the Netherlands has a very strict admission policy concerning employees from outside of the EU. Before granting a permit to a foreign employee, an employer must show proof that he or she has been searching for a suitable candidate on the Dutch or European labour markets.