Legal (13)

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)

The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst or IND) is a division of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice which handles the admission of foreigners in the Netherlands.  

Whether you wish to move, study, or are seeking asylum in the Netherlands, the IND will be the organization with which your application will be processed. They  will be your main source of information and contact throughout the process.

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The Quest for a BSN Number

It is a rite of passage for newly arrived expats to undergo the mythical quest for a BSN Number… that is to say, obtaining your BSN (burgerservicenummer) which you need for employment and all other administrative functions in the Netherlands. Like most bureaucratic administration, it can be difficult, unnecessarily complicated and frustrating but we will attempt to put forward enough advice to help you get through this process as quickly and effortlessly as possible. If you plan to live and work in the Netherlands for more than four months, you must register at your local municipality (gemeente) within five days of arrival to receive your or BSN. This includes EU/EEA nationals as well as people in possession of a work permit.

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Keep informed about Dutch insurance

If you are already insured in the Netherlands, you may have gotten a reminder e-mail about the changes that the government is making when it comes to your health insurance. Each year, the Dutch government conducts a few changes in basic insurance which influences all insurers.

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Dutch Pension: A Primer

With the help of Delta Lloyd (a large Dutch insurer), GfK, the fourth largest market research institute in the world, has found that Dutch youths are not keen to work until they’re 70.

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