Do you want to carry out research in the Netherlands for more than 180 days (in a period 360 days) within the context of EU intra-mobility. You can make use of the short-term mobility.
Under the Directive (EU) 2016/801, you can work as a:
Researcher under Directive (EU) 2016/801
You want to work in the Netherlands as a researcher under Directive (EU) 2016/801. There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, you and your employer have to meet the following conditions:
You have an employment contract or hosting agreement with a research institution.
You are going to earn sufficient income. Do you not get paid by the research institute? Then you receive income from another source, for example a grant or sponsor payments. Or you have enough money on your bank account for the whole duration of your stay in the Netherlands.
Other conditions may apply for Turkish nationals and their family members.
You want to carry out research in the Netherlands within the context of EU intra-mobility for more than 180 days. In order to do so, you need a Dutch residence permit.
There are certain conditions that apply to everyone. In addition, you and your employer have to meet the following conditions:
Family members of a researcher (intra EU-mobility)
Do your family members hold a valid residence permit, issued by another member state of the European Union, for stay with you as a partner or minor child? Then they can come with you to the Netherlands. In that case, your family members do not need an mvv. You, being their sponsor, or the authorised and recognised research institution will have to submit their application for a residence permit to the IND.
The mobility of your family members is for more than 180 days. The mobility falls within the validity of their residence permit issued by the first member state
Your employer can also submit this application online. He can do this in the Business Portal.Online application
This application costs € 174.
Your research institution has a list of documents that you need.
You have to have official foreign documents legalised and translated into Dutch, English, French or German.
Do you want to apply for long-term mobility as a researcher in the context of Directive (EU) 2016/801? Then you do not need an mvv. Therefore choose below 'without mvv'.
The IND aims to have your residence permit ready within 2 weeks following your arrival in the Netherlands. The IND will send you a letter indicating when you can collect your residence 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 time.
Check to see if the information on your residence permit is correct while you are still at the IND desk. If something is incorrect, please 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 period of validity of your residence permit is the same as the length of your employment contract or assignment. With a maximum of 5 years.
The back of your residence permit shows if you are allowed to work. Your residence permit states 'Arbeid vrij toegestaan'. Having this residence permit means that you are allowed to work freely in the Netherlands. Your employer does not have to have a TWV for you.
Have you worked in the Netherlands for 5 years? Then you are free to work in the Netherlands. You do not need an TWV anymore.
Is your residence permit still valid for a least 4 months? You can replace your residence permit for a document with the labour market notification 'arbeid vrij toegestaan' (work freely permitted).
Does your permit expire within 3 months? Apply for extension. Write on the form that you wish to have the labour market notification 'arbeid vrij toegestaan' on your new residence permit.
Do you hold a residence permit for 'scientific research under Directive 2005/71/EC' or 'research under Directive (EU) 2016/801' and you temporarily want to go to another member state of the European Union to carry out part of your research? If you make use of the intra EU-mobility, you are allowed to reside in another EU member state to carry out part of your research, while maintaining your Dutch residence permit. This also applies to family members accompanying you.
You can make use of the intra EU-mobility if the research program comprises mobility measures and the hosting agreement with the Dutch research institution that continues to apply.
There are 2 types of intra-EU mobility for you and your family members:
Are you going to make use of the intra EU-mobility? Your research institute in the Netherlands has to notify the IND no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the mobility. In order to do so, the research institution submits the notification form to the IND.
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.
Has something changed in your situation that influences your residence permit? Please report this immediately to the IND. It may mean that the residence permit has to be changed.
Have you finished your research? You can change your residence permit to a residence permit to look for work in the Netherlands or to work as a highly skilled migrant.
Having had a residence permit for a period of 5 years, you may apply for a permanent residence permit.
Having had a residence permit for a period of 5 years, you may apply for Dutch citizenship.
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 sponsor is a person, employer or organisation that has an interest in the arrival of the foreign national in the Netherlands. An organisation is obliged to get recognition as a sponsor if they wish to apply for a residence permit for au pair, exchange, study, highly skilled migrant and scientific researcher (Directive 2005/71/EG).
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).
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.