Working in the Netherlands (for residents in Poland)

Do you currently live in Poland? And are you thinking about working in the Netherlands? There are several things you need to arrange.

Entry requirements (visa, work permit)

The website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) tells you what conditions you need to satisfy and what documents you need if you want to work in the Netherlands.

Citizen service number (BSN)

If you are going to work in the Netherlands, there are a number of things you will need to arrange with the Dutch authorities. For this you need a citizen service number (BSN). See how to get a BSN.

Tips and leaflets

The 'New in the Netherlands' section on gives you lots of information about living and working in the Netherlands. There you can also find leaflets for European citizens who want to relocate to the Netherlands.

Contributing to the Dutch economy, culture or science

Are you a highly skilled migrant or an investor? Or are you starting a business? If you can contribute to the Dutch economy or to Dutch culture or science, you are more likely to be admitted to the Netherlands.

Working in the Netherlands for people from this country or region

Information about work and life in the Netherlands

The Netherlands Embassy in Poland has launched an information portal in Polish, to better serve Polish labour migrants to the Netherlands. The website provides a summary of the essential information, regulations and procedures that Polish labour migrants should be aware of when working and living in the Netherlands.

Information film addressed to Polish citizens undertaking work in the Netherlands

“Prepare yourself before you go” – this is the main message of the film addressed to labour migrants. If you consider working in the Netherlands, we would like to encourage you to listen to the advice of experienced Poles who are working in the Netherlands and of professionals who support migrants.  

The film prepared by the Embassy is available in two versions
– as a trailer and in a full version (15-minutes), in two language versions
(Polish and English).

'Work in the Netherlands' - the full version of the movie on You Tube