Conditions 30% facility
The 30% facility applies to you if you were recruited outside of the Netherlands or seconded from a country other than the Netherlands to work in the Netherlands. Conditions including the following will apply to making use of the 30% facility with effect from 1 January 2012:
- You have an employment relationship.
- You have specific expertise that is not or is only barely available on the Dutch employment market.
- You have a valid decision.
- In the 24 months prior to your 1st day of work in the Netherlands you work 150 kilometres in a straight line away from the Dutch border. See also the exceptions to the 24-month term and for people with a PhD.
Income requirements/ monthly minimum 2019
Highly skilled migrants from the age of 30:
€ 4.500 ex.
Highly skilled migrants younger than 30:
€ 3.299 ex.
Highly educated migrant scheme (Master or PhD):
€ 2.364 ex.
EU-blue card :
€ 5.272 ex.
Rental contracts in the Netherlands are pro-tenant. However, expats should be careful when signing ’ rights and obligations. –
Rental contracts in the Netherlands
In general, rental contracts in the Netherlands should include:
› Both your and your landlord’s name
› Agreed monthly rent and method of payment
› Address and description of the place
› Start and end dates
› Specific house rules (pets, third party housing, etc.)
› Extra costs (gas, water, Internet etc.)
› Landlord’s duties (maintenance, repairs etc.)
›Tennants duties (not normal wear and tear etc.)
› Notice period for terminating the contract
› Inventory list (if the apartment is furnished)
More info about housing..
Dutch health care
One of the many great things about living in the Netherlands is the excellent standard of Dutch healthcare, rated as the best in Europe. The Netherlands tops the list of 34 nations in the 2012 Euro Health Consumer Index (the ‘industry standard’ of modern healthcare) and spends 11.9 percent of GDP on health, second only to the United States. Plus, almost all the doctors speak excellent English, making healthcare in the Netherlands very accessible to expats.
Health insurance in the Netherlands is mandatory
If you don’t take out insurance, you risk a fine.
Insurers have to offer a universal package for everyone over the age of 18 years, regardless of age or state of health – it’s illegal to refuse an application or impose special conditions. Read more.
Erkend Referent/ Recognised Organisation
Only a recognised organisation can submit an application on behalf of a highly skilled migrant.
The organisation has to be recognised by the IND as a sponsor. As such, an organisation that is not recognised by the IND cannot act as a sponsor for a highly skilled migrant.
An overview of the events in Haarlem can be found via the following link