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Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits

Moving to the Netherlands: Guide to Dutch visas and permits

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Which Dutch visa or permit do you need to visit, live, work or study in the Netherlands? Here's an essential guide to apply for the correct Dutch visa or permit for your individual situation.

Work in the Netherlands: Dutch work permits

Work in the Netherlands: Dutch work permits

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If you want to work in the Netherlands, your residency status will be closely linked to your permission to work.

Study in the Netherlands: Dutch student visas

Study in the Netherlands: Dutch student visas

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Foreign students who have been accepted into higher education study programmes in the Netherlands are eligible for Dutch residency for the duration of their course.

Dutch residence permit for Master's degree and PhD graduates

Dutch residence permit for Master's degree and PhD graduates

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Master's or PhD graduates from both Dutch and leading foreign universities can apply for an 'orientation year' permit to live in the Netherlands for one year to look for work.

A guide for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens moving to the Netherlands

A guide for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens moving to the Netherlands

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A guide to the rules and registration required for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens coming to live and work in the Netherlands.

How to get Dutch citizenship

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Here is our guide to obtaining citizenship in the Netherlands, and the conditions required to apply for Dutch citizenship.

Dutch residence permit for highly skilled migrants

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Employers can apply for Dutch entry/residence permits on behalf of highly skilled migrants before they arrive in the Netherlands.

How to find a dependable immigration service provider in South Africa

How to find a dependable immigration service provider in South Africa

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Southbound Migration ensures a smooth application process for clients applying for temporary visas and permanent permits in South Africa. [Contributed by Southbound Migration]

Moving to the Netherlands to join EU/EEA/Swiss relatives

Moving to the Netherlands to join EU/EEA/Swiss relatives

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Partners and family members of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals in the Netherlands can apply for a Dutch residence permit, even if they are not EU/EEA/Swiss nationals themselves.

Self-employed Dutch visa for freelancers and entrepreneurs

Self-employed Dutch visa for freelancers and entrepreneurs

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If you want to work as a freelancer, set up your own business, or practice a profession in the Netherlands, you can apply for a self-employed Dutch residence permit.

Dutch residence permits for employees

Dutch residence permits for employees

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If you want to live and work in the Netherlands as an employee (a labour migrant), you may be eligible for the new single, combined residence and work permit.

Long-term residence in the Netherlands for Croatian nationals

Long-term residence in the Netherlands for Croatian nationals

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Croatian citizens who want to live in the Netherlands long-term must apply for verification against EU law and request a certificate of lawful residence.

Dutch permanent residence for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals

Dutch permanent residence for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals

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After living in the Netherlands for five years, you may be eligible to apply for a Dutch permanent residence permit as a non-EU/EEA/Swiss national.

When your residence permit expires or you want to leave the Netherlands

When your residence permit expires or you want to leave the Netherlands

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If your Dutch resident permit expires, you can apply to extend it or apply for a different permit, or you must leave the Netherlands. When leaving, you must deregister and return your permit.

Preparing supporting documents for Dutch visa and permit applications

Preparing supporting documents for Dutch visa and permit applications

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All foreign supporting documents used to apply for a visa or permit to visit or live in the Netherlands must be legalised in your originating country and be in an appropriate language.

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