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EMPLOYMENT

WHO DOESN’T NEED A WORK PERMIT? • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. • Highly skilled migrants. • Self-employed workers (eligibility is assessed by the IND). • Workers on short assignment (performers, musicians, guest lecturers, journalists etc.). • Those with a residence permit or passport sticker stating ‘Arbeid is vrij toegestaan. TWV niet vereist’ (free to work, no permit required). PARTNERS: WHO CAN WORK? • If your spouse, partner or relative has permission to work then generally you can work without needing an additional work permit. • It is advisable to file the residency applications for you and your partner at the same time. APPLYING FOR A WORK PERMIT • If you qualify for the single GVVA residence and work permit, you or your employer must apply to the IND.

• All other cases, work permits are initiated by employers who apply to the UWV WERKbedrijf (www.werk.nl). • Your employer has to submit supporting evidence to show that EU/EEA/Swiss nationals cannot occupy the position: copies of advertisements, postings on the internet, or statements from agencies. • For a company to apply for a work permit, the candidate must be between 18 and 45 years old. • If a visa and residency permit is required, your employer can initiate your Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV) on your behalf before you arrive (with a copy of your passport and education qualifications). HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS • To employ expats under the highly skilled migrant scheme, employers must sign an IND statement to become a ‘recognised sponsor’. • An employer applies for your residence permit, which will be issued for the same period as the work contract, or up to a maximum five years for indefinite contracts. • With the highly skilled migrant residency, your employer does not need a separate work permit (TWV) to hire you.

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