I'm from the UK, 22 year old Burlesque dancer/Model and Media graduate hoping to move to Groningen in October, my partner is studying at the University and I'm going along with him, I've been applying for jobs but because I'm not going until October I'm struggling and saving money is difficult due to a back injury. What do I need to do before moving, do I need forms etc? I've googled and researched but yet still feel none the wiser. Any help would be grateful
I think a great place to start would be the UK government website on moving to the Netherlands. Here's the link:
For EU citizens, it appears that you do not need a work permit or residence permit. However, the latter may be required from banks or tax institutions for administration purposes. Make sure you have a valid passport or ID and proof that you have the financial means to support yourself if you do not get a job before the move.
In terms of finding work, I found a few Dutch job portals for you to browse: Careers In Holland, Undutchables, Hays and Adams Recruitment. There are a few others but unfortunately they are in Dutch.
You will need a tax number (BSN) to start earning, though. This will be given as soon as you register at the local town hall of your municipality.
I also suggest you visit the Immigration and Naturalisation Service website. You can phone the office from abroad, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. They will be able to tell you exactly what you need for your situation so that you don't have to panic. Check out the link below:
Additionally, you will need to take out health insurance within four months of staying in the Netherlands. This is compulsory. It will cover a basic range of services such as visits to a general practitioner, medication and hospital visits.
Hope this gives you a good start.
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