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FAMILIES

NON-EU/EEA/SWISS NATIONALS • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals must have their own, separate, residence permit. • This application fee depends on your personal situation and permit type. • TIP: Partners and family members generally receive the same conditions as the relative they are joining in the Netherlands. • Rates are subject to frequent change, so it is best to refer to www.ind.nl. SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS • Want to bring a family member to the Netherlands? Sponsor them: sign a declaration, meet certain obligations, and prove you can support your spouse or relative (www.ind.nl has a table of required income levels). • 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.

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AU PAIRS • Bringing an au pair to the Netherlands? One of the key rules is that the au pair cannot have previously worked for your family abroad. • Only a recognised au pair agency can submit a permit application on behalf of an au pair. • Au pairs can stay in the Netherlands for one year as a “cultural exchange” who cannot work outside his or her agreed au pair duties. • No previous Dutch residence permit for exchange purposes can be on your record if wanting to au pair. • An au pair must be over 18 and under 31. • Light, domestic duties in exchange for bed and board are the norm. Eight hour work day are the maximum (30 hours per week), with two days off weekly. • As a sponsor, have sufficient income to support family and au pair. And make a daily schedule for the au pair agreed upon in writing. • www.ind.nl has a list of conditions for au pairs who wish to come to the Netherlands, as well as conditions for what an au pair is allowed to do.

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Expat Survival Guide 2019 – The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

Expat Survival Guide 2019 – The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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