The conditions under which your employee can work in the Netherlands depend on his or her nationality.

  • Employees from the European Union or Switzerland can work in the Netherlands without a permit or the imposition of conditions.
  • Employees from outside the European Union who want to work for less than 90 days only need a short-stay visa and a work permit.
  • Employees from outside the European Union who want to work from more than 90 days must have a combined residence permit or another residence permit under which they are permitted to work in the Netherlands.

Whether your employee is allowed to work in the Netherlands will be shown in their passport and residence permit. The residence permit includes a labour market endorsement that indicates whether your employee is permitted to work in the Netherlands.

If you would like to find out whether an employee is allowed to work in the Netherlands, e-mail or call our attorneys for a telephone consultation without obligation.

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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.