Residence and Work Permits
In order to reside in The Netherlands, one must be in possession of a valid residence permit. This must be obtained from the Dutch Immigration authorities, the Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst otherwise known as the IND. Please see https://ind.nl/en for further information.
In order to work in The Netherlands one must be in possession of a valid work permit. This must be obtained from the Center for Work and Income or CWI in the city of your employment. Please see http://www.werk.nl/ for further information.
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Disclaimer: These websites are not maintained by the U.S. Government and the Consulate cannot assume responsibility for their content.
The U.S. Consulate General has no authority to issue residence and/or work permits in The Netherlands. Neither can we assist you in the procedure of obtaining permission to stay and/or work in The Netherlands.
A good point of reference for information on visiting or immigrating to The Netherlands is the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., or the Dutch Consulate nearest you. http://dc.the-netherlands.org/