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Employment of IT specialists in the Netherlands (Holland)

At the present moment Dutch (Netherlands) enterprises can hire foreign IT specialists much faster than before. The procedure takes approximately 5 weeks. The main requirement is that a foreign company sends its IT specialists to the Netherlands (Holland) in order to provide help with a software developed by such a country.

At the present moment Dutch (Netherlands) enterprises can hire foreign IT specialists much faster than before. The procedure takes approximately 5 weeks. The main requirement is that a foreign company sends its IT specialists to the Netherlands (Holland) in order to provide help with a software developed by such a country.

Only foreign specialists who work with the installation of software for a Dutch (Netherlands) client are eligible for a facilitated immigration procedure. Such specialists do no need a Dutch (Netherlands) work permit. They need, however, a Dutch (Netherlands) visa. Usually it is quickly granted in the country of the specialist residence after submitting documents, which confirm an exemption from the Dutch (Netherlands) work permit requirement.

The maximum length of the work must not exceed 12 weeks.For IT specialists from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan there is no Dutch (Netherlands) MVV visa requirement. Other non-EU citizens will have to obtain a Dutch (Netherlands) MVV visa.

The partners of this website can help in analyzing whether the requirements for the Dutch (Netherlands) work permit exemption are met and can subsequently request the competent Dutch (Netherlands) authorities to confirm the said Dutch (Netherlands) work permit exemption.

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