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How can I obtain a work permit in Holland?

I'm an American Citizen but I need to move to Holland to be close to my Dutch fiancee while he finishes school. I need to work there but I can't get a job without a work permit and I can't get a work permit without a job. I even speak a low level of Dutch and am qualified for many jobs but I just can't get hired locally in Holland while I'm living in the US. I would also need a residence permit.

This seems like an insurmountable task. Ik hou van mijn vriend, maar ik woon zo fer van hij!

(we met while i worked as a volunteer there for a year, so I do have a SOFI nummer but no permit)

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    How do I apply for a Netherlands Work Permit?

    Unless the candidate is exempted from the MVV requirement (ie. is a national of: any EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada or the United States), the first stage of the process requires the candidate to make an application for a temporary residence permit/visa (MVV) through his/her local Royal Netherlands embassy. can then lodge a work permit application on your behalf at the Regional Employment Board (RBA) who approve it initially and pass it to the National Employment Board (AFB)/Arbeitsbureau who make the final decision, after having considered the national and EC labour markets. There is a separate employment office who consider highly-skilled IT professional work permit applications. When the work permit is approved, the residence permit is issued by the Embassy and the candidate may then travel to the Netherlands and begin working.

    Where no MVV is required, the candidate can enter the Netherlands by producing the work permit together with their passport. Note that non-visa nationals may travel to the Netherlands to attend business meetings whilst their work permit is being processed, but they may not begin working, of course, until the work permit is approved.

    Source(s): google
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    when you're an ecu nationwide, you do not have any problem in any respect. If I were you, i ought to enroll in a Dutch language direction for foreigners besides, merely to enable the authorities understand that you actually recommend business business enterprise.

  • 1 decade ago


    Can you please send me if you got any further because i have the same problem with my partner from guatemala.

    I live in the netherlands.

    Please tell me how you got to do the volunteerwork.

    Where and what you needed to do to go to the netherlands.

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