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highly skilled migrant

The Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam, is a popular destination for highly skilled migrants, or 'knowledge migrants'. Stay informed about a number of practicalities for highly skilled migrants, for example the Expatcenter’s entry services specifically for highly skilled migrants or the 30% tax ruling.

Register in Amsterdam

Register a short or long stay in Amsterdam with the municipality (gemeente), and receive your citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).


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Expat resilience

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Visa requirements

The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum)...

Evaluation of the 30% ruling

Consultancy firm Deloitte has evaluated the workings of the 30% ruling – a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants moving to the Netherlands f...

Driving licence

If you intend to drive a car in the Netherlands, you will need to pay close attention to the rules pertaining to driving licences. If you plan to rema...