Working in the Netherlands

You wish to work in the Netherlands. You need a residence permit for this: a single permit (GVVA), or a separate residence permit and work permit (TWV). Which permit you need, depends on the type of work you are going to carry out.

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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...

As of 1 July, Croats free to engage in work on the labour market

- ​ As of 1 July, Croats are free to engage in work on the labour market. On 1 July 2013 Croatia j...

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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Nice to know

  • 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.