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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Upload documents online

- ​Since May 17th you can upload additional documents online.

New directive improves mobility within the EU for researchers and students from ‘third countries’

- ​It will soon be simpler for third-country nationals with a residence permit issued by a Member S...

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  • 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.