Work permit in the Netherlands

Successfully obtaining a work permit in the Netherlands, depends on your nationality and the length of your intended. Since 1997 ASV Advies is an expert in cross-border employment. We offer support to companies sending employees abroad, as well those employing foreign workers.

Work permit in the Netherlands for EU and non-EU citizens

You don’t need a work permit in the Netherlands when you are a citizen from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

Further, there are non-EU citizens (regardless their nationality) who can acquire a residence permit with authorization to work, without requiring a separate work permit. This concerns the following:

  • highly skilled workers
  • blue card holders,
  • self-employed individuals
  • recently graduated students on an orientation year
  • people coming to the Netherlands to join a relative who already has a work permit

All others (not mentioned above) will need a personal work permit in the Netherlands, together with a Dutch residence permit.

Which documents and conditions are required to obtain a work permit in the Netherlands?

In order to acquire a Dutch work permit several documents must be handed in. The conditions vary per case and nationality, but the following can be applied to all:

  • valid passport
  • lacking a criminal record
  • contract of employment

Please contact us in case you want to apply for a work permit, that way we can tell you exactly which documents you’ll need.

FAQ about a Dutch work permit

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Greek part), Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland (not EU or EEA-country, but EU laws are applicable)

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

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