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IN Amsterdam services for international newcomers

With simplified processes and applications, IN Amsterdam aims to better meet the needs of expat employees in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, as well as international graduates and international entrepreneurs or investors.

Services for international newcomers

  • Application for startup-based residence permits for ambitious entrepreneurs
  • Orientation year permits for international graduates
  • Resources for just-arrived internationals via Expatcenters
  • Support and information for internationals at every stage of life

Residence permits for recent graduates

Recent graduates from Dutch colleges and universities and academics from abroad who have successfully applied for an orientation year permit, which allows graduates to search for employment in the Netherlands for up to a year, can collect their permit at an IN Amsterdam or an Expatcenter in the Netherlands.

Biometric data services

Highly skilled migrants, researchers and recent graduates applying for an orientation year permit can now deliver the required biometric photographs and fingerprints at an official Expatcenter, including IN Amsterdam. Check the list of official Expatcenters in the Netherlands.

Job Orientation programme

Since 2020, IN Amsterdam has supported partners of internationals moving to the Amsterdam Area. This group forms 15-20% of all people making use of the services of IN Amsterdam. The offered support ranges from informing local businesses on the potential of this often overseen group in the labour market to directly aiding and advising accompanying partners and other internationals in the Amsterdam Area on the opportunities in the local labour market. One of the major campaigns IN Amsterdam is running is the Job Orientation Programme, focusing on job opportunities in healthcare and social care, and working together with organisations to make a connection with sectors where there is a labour shortage. 

Our Partnership Programme

  • IN Amsterdam provides a Partnership Programme designed to connect international newcomers with relevant services

The IN Amsterdam Partnership Programme connects internationals in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area with service providers operating in the international market. This is particularly useful for an international’s arrival and first three months in the Netherlands. Participating companies cover sectors from banking, driving and childcare to employment, insurance, tax, language courses, and much more. Would you like to become a partner?
Browse our current partners or read more about our Partnership Programme.