Changing Employers as an Expat in the Netherlands

By Altair Global The Netherlands

Due to the improving economic situation in the Netherlands, a new trend is becoming apparent: as of recently, expats are more frequently changing employers. Since strict regulations apply to this process, it is important to avoid the possible pitfalls and to follow the correct legal route.

There are, loosely speaking, three ways of coming to the Netherlands for purposes of employment:

without the need for a residence and work permit (EU-nationals)
upon the invitation of a recognized sponsor, as a Highly Skilled Migrant (combined application for entry, residence and work permit)
with a regular residence and work permit (non-EU-nationals).

Depending on the personal situation of the employee, the process of changing employers may differ. So, how to go about this?

2016 Autumn

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