Work

You wish to work in the Netherlands. You need a residence permit for this. Sometimes you also need a work permit (TWV). Whether you can get a residence permit and a work permit depends on your situation. It also depends on the type of work you want to do.

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Employers punished for fiddling with highly skilled migrants 24 October 2018

- ​The IND and the Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) fiercely combat employers wh...

Visiting an IND-desk only possible by appointment

- ​Would you like to visit one of the IND desks? To make use of the products and services at the IN...

10 July 2018: Webinar 'Work in Holland: Special permit for alumni of higher education'

- On July 10, 2018, the IND and Nuffic will broadcast the English webinar 'Work in Holland: Special...

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  • If you wish to work as a spiritual counsellor or as a teacher of religious knowledge, you must first pass the civic integration examination abroad.

  • Employers, foreign employees, self-employed persons, scientific researchers and graduated international students can also turn to one of the 8 Expat Centers in the Netherlands.
  • Only an employer can apply for a work permit (TWV ). You cannot do this yourself.

  • ​In addition to the legal obligations of the IND, additional legal rules apply from Inspectie SZW. An employer is responsible for ensuring that the rules of the Foreign Nationals Employment Act are also complied with.