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Sandra Goudswaard
Sandra Goudswaard

Dear Ms. Sandra,

Thank you for helping people.
I am a Palestinian, living in Kuwait with a Canadian Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Marketing Conectration). 10 years of Marketing and Advertising Experience.

I have been trying a lot to get an online interview but failed to do so. I know that the vacancy of any job first has to be published for 5 weeks on NL market and afterwards for 5 weeks on EU market. So a very long procedure.

I think in this case I will never get an interview, what are my options?

P,S, I only speak English and Arabic

Thank you very much :)

by Khalid Al-Masry on 03 May 2018 Read Answer
Sandra Goudswaard
Sandra Goudswaard

Hello,I am from Bulgaria,and I don't know what kind of documents am I going to need in order to move to the Netherlands.Could you please tell me?

by Lora on 08 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Sandra Goudswaard
Sandra Goudswaard

Beste Sandra,

I am arranging my relocation to Almere this winter. Being a Croatian national, I am aware I need a work permit and I have found a company willing to sponsor me.
Before signing the agreement, could you, please, give me a few pointers (what do I need to provide, what does the company need (since they're not a registered sponsor with the IND but a new, small company)...)
How long does the procedure last if we put everything in motion next month?
I will be living with my boyfriend in Almere and will move there from Croatia as soon as the bureaucratic part of my work permit is done (Hopefully by December 2017)

I am grateful for any and all information you can give me.

Kind regards,
Vanja

by Vanja Listes on 30 Jul 2017 Read Answer
Robert de Vries
Robert de Vries

Hi Robert,

I am the CEO of a new start-up company that is developing a new innovative web platform to facilitate home relocations, at no cost to the carriers or to the movers.

I came across your name from Expatica on a Google search.

We are looking for a Marketing and bus. dev. VP.

Do you know anyone who might be interested?

Thank you,
Yoav

by Yoav Banitt on 25 Dec 2016 Read Answer
Ed van Bodegraven
Ed van Bodegraven

Hi, I am moving from India (non-EU) to Amsterdam as highly skilled immigrant.
What is the general process of getting customs clearances and delivered to our apartment in Amsterdam. Is there any taxes that we need to pay. I do not have much luggage to ship, so can I get it along with me in flight by paying extra luggage or still I need to hire a shipping company for 4-5 boxes. I will be carrying all personal items, no vehicles along with small number of utensils and kitchen appliances.
Also is there any relaxation for the ppl who are coming in AMS for work.

Kindly assist me.
Thanks,
Snehal Satya

by Snehal Satya on 20 Apr 2016 Read Answer
Annelies Ruizendaal
Annelies Ruizendaal

Hi,
I am moving to Amsterdam with permanent contract highly skilled immigrant. If I am carrying 4 suitcases with me via KLM flight (by paying extra baggage cost)- only household stuff like clothes, footwear, woolens, little utensils, small medicines, sealed pack of spices (small in number). Will I still need to declare my luggage and pay custom tax.
Please help me as I am very afarid of customs - what to declare and what not to. And if I need to pay tax on my household stuff.
Please note I will be bringing 2 kitchen appliance with me - mixer and blender.
Thanks

by Snehal Satya on 11 Apr 2016 Read Answer
Annelies Ruizendaal
Annelies Ruizendaal

Hi Annelies, I recently gave up my job and moved to Rotterdam to be with my Dutch boyfriend. I'm in the process of getting my BSN number, then I'm going to apply for a Dutch language course at zadkine. My question is: would I be entitled to any unemployment benefits, as finding a English only job is proving quite difficult, I have however applied for a few already, waiting to hear back, fingers crossed.

Kim

by Kim on 05 Feb 2016 Read Answer
Annelies Ruizendaal
Annelies Ruizendaal

Hello, I am a US citizen and met my wonderful Dutch boyfriend while he was in a work training program in the US. We are trying to live together in the Netherlands as soon as possible. 2 questions:

1) I'm assuming that I would need the unmarried partner residence permit. How long would I have once it is issued to come live in the Netherlands? I'd love to move quickly, but it would be contingent upon me finding a job.

2) Would it be worthwhile to apply for employment in the NL while I am waiting on approval for the residency permit, or would potential employers be less inclined to offer a job (thinking they'd need to give me a work permit)?

Thank you in advance! We can't wait to be together again - knowing how to make it work logistically would be great!

by Rachel Simon on 25 Jan 2016 Read Answer
Annelies Ruizendaal
Annelies Ruizendaal

Hi, As per new salary criteria for highly skilled immigrants 2016, at the age of 30 and above it has increased to 4240 euros gross per month. I wanted to know if this amount includes 8% of holiday allowance or it excludes the holiday allowance?
Thanks

by Snehal Satya on 18 Jan 2016 Read Answer
Annelies Ruizendaal
Annelies Ruizendaal

Hi,

My girlfriend accepted a job as a Highly skilled immigrant in the Netherlands. I'm coming with her as a registered partner. We are Non-EU citizens nor Americans. I know that I would have the same work permit as her and I can find a job in the Netherlands but I'm wondering if I'm struggling to find a job with a local company, would be possible to work for a US company while I'm in the Netherlands under this visa/work permit? (I'm guessing I would be working as a independent contractor or freelancer).

Thanks

by Alejandro on 30 Dec 2015 Read Answer

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