Non-EU citizens wanting to work in the Netherlands must obtain a valid work permit.
Either the employee or their prospective employer may request the permit, although it is typically the employer who submits the application.
A work permit is valid only for the employer who makes the request and the permit lapses when the employee leaves the specific job for which the permit was granted. There is no general work permit for the Netherlands.
Expats from within the EU, the EEA or Switzerland do not need a work or residence permit for The Netherlands. For (some) more recent members of the EU, full freedom of movement is granted some years after EU membership was granted.
It is not required for expats to secure a work permit if they are here to perform specific work for short periods on an occasional basis (such as journalist, musicians and visiting academics). All other internationals will need a permit of some kind to work in the Netherlands.
We can assist you in identifying the type of work permit relevant to your situation and guiding you though the application process.
Price excludes fees (e.g. permits, administration) charged by the relevant issuing authority.
Understand your personal, family and employment situation
Document your status and identify supporting information requirements
Gather information needed to support application
Complete and submit application to IND
Provide additional information if requested by IND