RANKED TOP IN THE WORLD FOR CHILDREN’S WELL-BEING BY UNICEF, THE NETHERLANDS IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES.
• The applications for both the entry visa (MVV) and residence permit are streamlined into one Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV), which can be granted before arrival. • Family immigration policies have been reformed, making it easier and less costly. • Partners or relatives can apply for permits on behalf of family member(s) who live abroad. • Partners do not need to be married to receive residency (under certain conditions).
• Any family members not an EU/EEA/ Swiss national? Submit a mandatory “verification against EU law” to the IND for a certificate of lawful residency good for five years. • Visit www.ind.nl for conditions.
• If you, along with your family, come to the Netherlands as a highly skilled worker, your contract will be sufficient to meet the requirements regardless of the length of employment.
• Bringing an au pair to the • Non-EU/EEA must have their own, Netherlands? One of the key separate, residence permit. • This application fee depends on your rules is that the au pair cannot personal situation and permit type. have previously worked for your family abroad. • TIP: Partners and family members EU/EEA/SWISS NATIONALS AND • Only a recognised au pair agency generally receive the same FAMILY MEMBERS can submit a permit application on conditions as the relative they are behalf of an au pair. joining in the Netherlands. • Register in the Municipal Personal • Rates are subject to frequent change, • Au pairs can stay in the Netherlands Records Database (BRP) and get your so it is best to refer to www.ind.nl. for one year as a “cultural exchange” social number (BSN). who cannot work outside his or her agreed au pair duties. • Next, make sure you have all the SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS • No previous Dutch residence permit paperwork together: passports, for exchange purposes can be on a marriage certificate and birth • Want to bring a family member to certificates with an Apostille stamp the Netherlands? Sponsor them: your record if wanting to au pair. (if required from your country). Work sign a declaration, meet certain • An au pair must be over 18 and permits are not required. obligations, and prove you can under 31 and cannot be a family member in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree. • And be sure those paperwork support your spouse or relative documents are translated into Dutch, (www.ind.nl has a table of required English, French or German. income levels). • It is important to visit the IND website (www.ind.nl) for the most recent changes in rules and permit feed.
SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONALS 2021 • THE NETHERLANDS • WWW.EXPATFAIR.NL