Netherlands Worldwide

Do I need a residence permit or visa to live in the Netherlands?

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To stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you may require a residence permit. To travel to the Netherlands to collect your permit, you may also need a visa. This depends on your nationality and the reason for your stay.

Attention: Do you wish to stay less than 90 days in the Netherlands, for example for a holiday, a business trip or a family visit? Check whether you need a visa.

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What you also need to arrange if you're going to move to the Netherlands

If you are going to move to the Netherlands, there are many things you will have to arrange. Make sure you prepare well. Use the checklist for living or working in the Netherlands to see what you need to arrange before and after your arrival.

Checklist living or working in the Netherlands


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