If you live in the Netherlands and wish to stay, you must apply for a residence card through the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) website by October 1, 2021. You can migrate to the Netherlands with a Dutch partner or family member if certain requirements are met. The Netherlands is not a country where marriage is required to establish a relationship; however, if you are married to a Dutch national, your marriage will be recognized by the government.
In addition to the residency requirement, you must fulfill some financial requirements to be granted a permit. These include being able to prove that you have enough money to support yourself and your family. If you do not meet the financial requirements, you will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands.
If you cannot satisfy the financial requirements, you will not be allowed to enter the Netherlands. However, if you have already entered the country before the rule came into effect and if you can prove that you were financially capable of entering, then you will not need to leave the country to be allowed to remain.
You can apply for citizenship after five years of living in the Netherlands if you can prove that you have done something important for the country and its people.
You are free to stay and work in the Netherlands. However, you must have a valid residence visa or have applied for one with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) by October 1, 2021. This also applies to your family members who are British citizens. If this condition is not met, you will not be able to remain in the country.
An IND does not guarantee that you can stay in the Netherlands. It only means that you have to apply for a residence permit. You must meet other requirements to be granted a permit. These include income requirements and the possibility of being denied a permit if there is no room at any of the accepted accommodation facilities.
It's best to apply as early as possible because it can take several months before you hear back from IND on your application status. If you don't get a response within six months, it means your application was rejected at the first stage. In this case, you will need to start the process over again.
If you already have a residence permit but would like to change your employer, you must do so before December 31, 2021. Otherwise, you might be forced to leave the country. To maintain your status, you must also continue paying tax and registering with local authorities every year.
People often ask us if they can work in the UK and live in the Netherlands.
If you are a British national who lived in the Netherlands prior to January 1, 2021, you may continue to live and work in the Netherlands. If you haven't already, you'll need to apply for a residency permit. You have until October 1, 2021, to complete this task. If you relocate to the Netherlands in 2021, new laws will apply. Check out our article on what these changes mean for you.
In general, if you have a valid passport issued by one of the EU countries or from another country which provides free movement to the Netherlands, then you can stay without a visa for 90 days. After that time, you must obtain a residence permit. If you don't have such a document, you might be able to get an extension online or by contacting the consulate of the Netherlands in your home country.
People from other countries are also welcome in the Netherlands. However, they will need a visa unless their home country is one of those listed above. Even if it is, they will still need to secure a visa from the Dutch authorities.
It's best to check the requirements for different types of visas before you go to the embassy or consulate. There could be additional documents you will need.