Within the framework of intra EU-mobility, subject to certain conditions, you can also be transferred to a branche of this company within another EU Member State, which has implemented the Directive (Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland do not participate).
Your employer applies for a Single Permit. This is a permit that entitles the foreign national to stay and work in the Netherlands. The Single Permit combines the residence permit and the TWV. You only have to apply for one permit, to one authority: the IND. The IND asks advice from the Netherlands Employees Insurance Agency (UWV) about the labour market aspect. UWV assesses the request for advice based on the criteria according the Directive. The IND takes a decision on the basis of the advice of UWV. If the decision is positive and the Single Permit is issued, the IND will inform you accordingly.
Your employer can choose to become a
recognised sponsor. This is not obligatory. Recognition as sponsor has a number of advantages.
Other conditions apply to persons with the nationality of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and their family members.
There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, you and your employer have to meet the following conditions:
details about the duration of your transfer and the location of the branch in the Netherlands;
details showing that you will have a position in management, as a specialist or as a trainee-employee;
your salary and the other terms of employment during the transfer;
details showing that after the transfer you can be transferred to a branch that is part of the same company and which is located in a different country.
www.werk.nl/werkvergunning for more information on the conditions based on the Foreign Nationals Employment Act (Wav).
Other conditions may apply for Turkish nationals and their family members.
Your employer can also submit this application online. He can do this in the Business Portal.Online application
This application costs € 290.
The application form lists the documents that you have to enclose with the application.
You have to have official foreign documents
legalised and translated into Dutch, English, French or German.
The IND aims to have the Single Permit ready for you within 2 weeks following your arrival in the Netherlands. You receive a letter when you can collect the Single Permit. For this, you have to make an appointment online at the IND desk stated
in the letter. Keep in mind that it is not always possible to visit an IND
desk at short notice. Therefore, please schedule an appointment in
Check to see if the information on the Single Permit is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, inform the IND staff member at once.
Upon arrival in the Netherlands, you must register in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) in the municipality you are going to live.
To register with the municipality you need a legalised and translated birth certificate. Take this therefore with you when you travel to the Netherlands.
Please contact your municipality in advance to check which (legalised and translated) documents/ certificates you need to take with you.
You have indicated your intent to undergo a tuberculosis test (TB test) when you applied. You have to make an appointment for this with the Area Health Authority (GGD). You do this within 3 months after having received your residence permit. Please take the 'TB test referral form' with you to the appointment.
In some cases you are exempt from taking a TB test.
Anyone living in the Netherlands must take out health insurance. You do this within 4 months following your arrival in the Netherlands.
The maximum validity of a Single Permit is 3 years for managers and specialists.
The maximum validity of a Single Permit is 1 year for trainee-employees.
The maximum validity includes the transfers between EU member states.
The permit states ‘arbeid wegens overplaatsing binnen een onderneming en arbeid als zelfstandige toegestaan, andere arbeid toegestaan met TWV’ (work as Intra Corporate Transferee and work as a self-employed permitted, other work permitted with TWV).
This means that you can work at a branch of the company in the Netherlands. If you want to do other work in the Netherlands, your employer must first obtain a work permit (TWV). And you may work as a self-employed as long as you still meet the conditions for the Intra Corporate Transferee permit.
Are you already in possession of a Single Permit for 'transfer within a company' (Directive on Intra Corporate Transferees 2014/66/EU) but does your document have a different employment status? You do not have to exchange your document. The above employment status also applies to you.
With this residence permit you may apply for intra EU mobility. This allows you to be transferred to a branch of the international concern located in another participating EU member state. This is possible for short term and long term.
Short term mobility is possible for a stay of a maximum of 90 days within a period of 180 days. For short term mobility in the Netherlands the employer will have to notify UWV of the short stay. After the notification at UWV you may directly start work.
Long term mobility is possible for a stay of more than 90 days within a period of 180 days. You will need to have a residence permit for the Netherlands. You do not need to apply for an mvv. After submitting the application you may directly start work. A few conditions will not be checked again:
Is your residence permit damaged, lost or stolen? In that case, have the residence permit replaced.
Is your residence permit due to expire soon? Apply for an extension.
If you are awaiting a procedure, you do not have a valid residence document at present and you wish to travel outside the Netherlands, you may need a return visa to re-enter the Netherlands. This could be the case if your current residence permit is no longer valid or your current residence permit will expire during your stay outside of the Netherlands. To apply for a return visa you must meet certain conditions.
A TWV is a work permit. The employer applies for a TWV with UWV (Netherlands Employees Insurance Agency). UWV examines among other things if there is no employee with the Dutch, EU/EEA or Swiss nationality that is qualified for the job.
A person holding a senior position, who primarily directs the management of the host entity, receiving general supervision or guidance principally from the board of directors or shareholders of the business or equivalent; that position shall include: directing the host entity or a department or subdivision of the host entity; supervising and controlling work of the other supervisory, professional or managerial employees; having the authority to recommend hiring, dismissing or other personnel action;
A person working within the group of undertakings possessing specialised knowledge essential to the host entity's areas of activity, techniques or management. In assessing such knowledge, account shall be taken not only of knowledge specific to the host entity, but also of whether the person has a high level of qualification including adequate professional experience referring to a type of work or activity requiring specific technical knowledge, including possible membership of an accredited profession.
A person with a university degree who is transferred to a host entity for career development purposes or in order to obtain training in business techniques or methods, and is paid during the transfer.
The provisional residence permit (mvv) is a visa you need if you wish to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days. For more information, check Regular provisional residence permit (mvv).