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.