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Question : What documents do I need to apply for a work permit in Amsterdam?

Answer from Flor de Maria Paredes Mattos, expert in Getting a Job

Apart from holding a valid passport/ID, not being a risk to public order. You will need: To have sufficient long-term means of support at least for 12 months (or duration of your stay if you're staying less than a year). For example, currently, a single person must earn at least EUR 1,135.40 gross a month. Next is earning a ‘competitive salary' when you're working in the Netherlands. Also to have a work permit in your name (obtained by your employer), and lastly, to have passed the civic integration exam abroad if you're coming as a spiritual leader/minister of religion.

You will need certain documents to support your application. These include copies of your passport/travel ID, and educational diplomas – check with the employer for the specific documents required. The employer will also need to submit information on the company itself, about the recruitment process and your employment contract.

Any foreign documents will have to be legalized and be in Dutch, English, French or German. For information on how to do this, read how to prepare supporting documents for Dutch visa and permit applications.

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