Independent, sustainable and sufficient income (2022)

There are different types of income. For example from work in paid employment, from one’s own business, from benefit or from assets. The type of income determines exactly what the income requirements are.

Do you have several sources of income? And does each income meet the applicable rules? In that case you may add up these incomes. The added-up incomes together must at least be equal to the required amount that belongs to the residence permit.

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  • Income requirements for income from work in paid employment

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    If you have income from work in paid employment, these are the applicable income requirements.

    Independent income

    Your income is independent if you earn the income from legally permitted work. And if your employer withholds taxes and national insurance contributions from your salary. Is your salary paid from a person-related budget (PGB)? Then the records of the PGB must be completely outsourced to the Social Insurance Bank (in Dutch: Sociale Verzekeringsbank or SVB).

    Sustainable income

    Your income is sustainable if you are in one of these situations.

    • Your contract is valid for at least another 12 months.
    • Your contract is valid for less than 12 months, but more than 6 months. And you have earned sufficient income for at least one year.
    • Your contract is still valid for less than 6 months or you have a flexible contract. In this case you must have had sufficient average monthly income in the last 3 years. During those 3 years you may not have been unemployed or chronically ill for more than 26 weeks. Chronically ill means that you got a benefit under the Sickness Benefits Act (in Dutch: Ziektewet or Zw). You may not have received an assistance benefit or other benefit from public funds.

    Sufficient income

    See the required amounts per residence permit to see whether your income is sufficient.
    To determine whether you had sufficient income in previous years, the IND looks at the required amounts of those years. See the old required amounts.

    Social security salary

    The IND looks at your Social security salary (in Dutch: sociaalverzekeringsloon or sv-loon in short). This is the gross salary on which wage tax and national insurance contributions are calculated. National insurance contributions are the costs that you pay for a possible benefit for unemployment, sickness or incapacity for work. The Social security salary is on your salary strip.

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    Also count holiday allowance

    You are also allowed to count your holiday allowance. See the required amount without holiday allowance if you get holiday allowance once a year. Do you receive part of your holiday allowance each month? In that case you use the amount with holiday allowance. If your income is too low without holiday allowance, the IND looks at your income with holiday allowance. See the required amounts.

    Irregular income also counts

    Irregular income is income you receive on top of your fixed salary. For example, an allowance for irregular hours or shifts, danger pay, overtime or salary in kind.

    Irregular income also counts if you earned it for at least 11 months in the last 12 months before the application. This means that your income with the irregular income must have been the required amount at least 11 times.

  • Income requirements for self-employed income

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    Do you have income from your own business or as a freelancer? Then these are the income requirements that apply.

    Independent income

    Your income is independent if you earn the income from legally permitted work. And you pay tax on the profit from your business or on the profit you have as a freelancer.

    Sustainable income

    Your income is sustainable if you have already earned this income for 18 months at the time of the application.

    Have you applied for a residence permit for the residence purpose start-up or self-employed person? And have you also applied for a residence permit for your partner or child? Then the IND looks at your expected income. This expected income must be evident from your business plan.

    Sufficient income

    Your income is sufficient if your average monthly profit for tax purposes in each financial year was at least equal to the required amount with holiday allowance. The IND looks at the last 18 months before the application.

    How does the IND calculate the profit?

    This is the method the IND uses to calculate the profit: total operating income - total costs = business profit

    In a partnership, commercial partnership or limited partnership, the profit is divided by the number of partners, commercial partners or general/limited partners. The amount that is left is your profit.

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    For more information see the Appendix

    Appendix Declaration on income of self employed person 7612 (PDF,265.8 KB)

  • Income requirements for income from benefit

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    If you have income from a benefit, these income requirements apply.

    Independent income

    Income from these benefits is independent.

    • Unemployment benefit
    • Sickness benefit
    • Invalidity benefit
    • State pension (AOW)
    • Pension

    Benefits that are paid from public funds are not independent income. Benefits from public funds are, for example, an assistance benefit, benefit under the Participation Act or a benefit under the Dutch Invalidity Insurance (Young Disabled Persons) Act (in Dutch: Wajong).

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    Sustainable income

    Your income from a benefit is sustainable if you have received the benefit for at least another 12 months.

    Sufficient income

    See the required amounts per residence permit to determine whether your income is sufficient.

    Wage for the purposes of wage tax and national insurance contributions

    The IND looks at your wage for the purposes of wage tax and national insurance contributions social security salary (in Dutch: sociaal verzekeringsloon or sv-loon in short). This is the gross benefit on which wage tax and national insurance contributions are calculated. The social security salary can be found on your benefit specification. This is the document with the calculation of your benefit on it.

    Holiday allowance

    You are also allowed to count your holiday allowance. If your benefit without holiday allowance does not meet the required amount, the IND looks at your benefit with holiday allowance.

  • Income requirements for income from assets

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    These are examples of income from assets.

    • Dividend on shares or bonds
    • Interest on savings
    • Profit from investments

    If you have income from assets these income requirements apply.

    Independent income

    Your income from assets is independent if you pay tax on the income.

    The IND only counts the income from assets. The source of your assets should not be affected. This means that the assets must not be reduced.

    Sustainable income


    Income from assets is sustainable if it meets these 2 requirements.

    • You have already received the income for 1 year.
    • You still receive the income on the date that the IND receives your application.

    Sufficient income

    For the amount of the income, the IND looks at your gains from savings and investments. You calculate these gains for your tax return. This is an annual amount. The required amount is a monthly amount. So you must convert the annual amount into a monthly amount. This monthly amount must be at least equal to the required amount with holiday allowance that applies to the residence permit for which you are applying.

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  • Income requirements for other types of income

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    If you have income other than income from work, your own business, benefit or assets, contact the IND.

    Also count other income for certain residence permits

    Do you have a residence permit for the residence purposes study, scientific research, orientation year, start-up or medical treatment? In that case you may also count other income. For example, a grant, bank balance or financing by a third party. You can do this when you apply for your own residence permit and for your partner or child.

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FAQs

What is Type 5 residence permit Netherlands? ›

This permit is granted to aliens who are allowed to stay in the Netherlands for an indefinite period and who have the status of 'EU long-term resident'. Labor is freely permitted and a work permit is not required.

What is EC residence permit? ›

A third-country national holding a valid EC permanent residence permit has the right of entry without a visa and the right of residence in the territory of Schengen Member States not exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period.

Can I work in Netherlands with EU permanent residence? ›

As a long-term EU resident you only need a work permit for the first 12 months. After that period you are free to work in the Netherlands without a work permit. You have to apply for replacement of your residence document to get the notification 'arbeid vrij toegestaan' (work allowed without work permit).

How long does it take to get a residence permit? ›

From the time of your interview, provided your documents are completely in order, it will usually take around 2-3 weeks for your Permanent Residence Permit to be processed.

What is the easiest EU country to get permanent residency? ›

1) Portugal

What make Portugal the easiest country in Europe to gain citizenship is that there are no physical presence requirements. Meaning you only need to hold your resident permit in order to qualify for naturalization. You don't need to spend most of the year in the country like most other countries.

How much money do you need to immigrate to Netherlands? ›

Usually a monthly income of at least €1,200 is required. Accommodation. Registering your stay is an important step of your immigration process and you must therefore have a rental agreement beforehand. Valid health insurance.

Can you have permanent residency in 2 countries? ›

FAQ Transcript: The question here is can I have permanent residency in more than one country? Yes. You can.

How can I get permanent residence in EU? ›

Acquiring the right of permanent residence

As an EU national, you automatically acquire the right of permanent residence in another EU country if you have lived there legally for a continuous period of 5 years.

Can I have residency in two EU countries? ›

Yes. You can stay in a second EU country for more than three months for purposes including work, study or training, if you apply for and are granted a residence permit in this second country.

What jobs are in demand in the Netherlands? ›

Demand Jobs in Netherlands
  • 3.6. Immigration Consultant. Hoofddorp. ...
  • 3.1. Demand Planner. Amsterdam. ...
  • 4.1. Nike Full Time Athlete (Sales Associate) Groningen. ...
  • 3.3. Medewerker studiezaal. 's-Hertogenbosch. ...
  • 3.6. Demand Planner. ...
  • 4.1. Shell Graduate Programme 2023 – Netherlands - Commercial. ...
  • 3.8. Receptionist. ...
  • 3.3. Demand Planning Executive.

Is it hard to get PR in Netherlands? ›

If you want to become a permanent resident in the Netherlands as an EU/EEA or Swiss national, you need to live in the Netherlands for five years. The process will be easier for you than for the third-country nationals.

Is it easy to get citizenship in Netherlands? ›

There are 3 ways to become a Dutch citizen: Automatically at birth (if one or both of your parents holds Dutch citizenship when you are born), through adoption or through acknowledgement of parentage. Through a short, easy procedure that takes 3 months.

Does permanent residence expire? ›

Most PR cards are valid for five years, but some are only valid for one year. The expiry date is printed on the card. When your PR card expires, you can't use it as a travel document. If your PR card will expire within six months, you should apply to renew your card.

How long is residence permit valid for? ›

Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are usually valid for a period of 10 years, but if you have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain at some point within the past few years, then you may have been given a biometric residence permit that expires on 31st December 2024.

How can I move to Germany without a job? ›

Can I Move to Germany Without a Job? If you are a non-EU national, you cannot live in Germany longer than three months, unless you are working or studying. However, if you meet the requirements, you can apply for a job-seeker visa which allows you to stay in Germany for up to six months as you look for employment.

Which country give free citizenship in Europe? ›

Austria is the only western European country that offers the possibility to obtain citizenship-by-investment and an EU passport without prior residence requirements. Processing time: Varies per application, but usually takes 24–36 months.

Which country gives fastest citizenship? ›

Vanuatu is the takes only 50 days to process applications. These are the fastest countries to become a world citizen through citizenship by investment schemes. There is also a possibility for stateless to become a citizen and acquire passports through the investment schemes.

Which EU country gives citizenship fastest? ›

Malta. Malta has one of the speediest routes to citizenship of the country and by extension the EU, with a fast-track program enabling citizenship within one year in return for an investment of at least 750,000 Euros into government programs, government bonds or donation to an approved organisation.

What is the easiest country to immigrate to? ›

7 Easiest Countries to Move to for Immigrants and Expats
  1. Canada. If you have your heart set on living in North America but don't qualify for any visas in the United States, their neighbor to the North might be a good choice for you. ...
  2. France. ...
  3. The Caribbean. ...
  4. Spain. ...
  5. Mexico. ...
  6. Croatia. ...
  7. Indonesia.
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Which country is easier to migrate? ›

Easiest Countries to Immigrate To 2022
CountryOverall RankingInsider Monkey
Canada11
New Zealand24
Mexico36
Australia4
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Is Netherlands looking for migrants? ›

Highly skilled migrants

If you wish to stay in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant, you will require a provisional residence permit (mvv) or/and a residence permit. In addition, guest lectures, scientific researchers and medical trainee specialists are regarded as highly skilled migrants.

What is the best country to get permanent residency? ›

One of the popular nations on our list for citizenship or residency is none other than New Zealand. The country has a skilled migration program that makes it easier for people to immigrate. However, to move to the destination, criteria such as having an age limit under 55 and work experience are mandatory.

Which country is best for residence? ›

  • Norway. The United Nations listed Norway as the best country to live in primarily because all of the factors the researchers took into consideration were good marks on behalf of Norway. ...
  • 2 (tie). Ireland. ...
  • 2 (tie). Switzerland. ...
  • 4 (tie). Hong Kong, China. ...
  • 4 (tie). Iceland. ...
  • Germany. ...
  • Sweden. ...
  • 8 (tie).

Which countries give residency by buying property? ›

Citizenship by Investment (CIP): These are programs where you can literally pay a fee (usually more than $100,000) or invest in property in exchange for full citizenship and a passport. Countries that fall into this bucket include Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Cyprus, and Malta.

What is the cheapest citizenship by investment? ›

The Caribbean citizenship by investment are currently the cheapest CBI for individual investors and families. You can see the true costs of CBI by donation which is more affordable than real estate for many people. All in all, for one person Dominica and St Lucia are the cheapest. For families Antigua is the cheapest.

What is the easiest European country to get a visa? ›

Estonia is the easiest country to get a Schengen Visa from, with only 1.5% of applications rejected in 2020. This means that 98.5% of the Schengen Visa applications for Estonia received a positive answer. In addition, Estonia ranks no.

Which European country gives work visa easily? ›

Estonia is one of the easiest European countries to get a work visa for digital nomads. It offers an excellent visa program allowing you to stay in Estonia for a year as a tourist while working remotely.

Which country is the hardest to get citizenship? ›

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  • Qatar.
  • Vatican City.
  • Liechtenstein.
  • Bhutan.
  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Kuwait.
  • Switzerland.
  • China.

Can I move to Europe without a job? ›

The best way to move to Europe without a job is by getting a student visa and studying there. Whether it's for your Bachelor's or Master's or even just a language school, this is the most common and easiest entrance into a lot of countries in Europe.

Which is best European country to work? ›

Here are the top 10 countries in Europe that can offer you an ideal life-work balance:
  • Norway. ...
  • Germany. ...
  • France. ...
  • Poland. ...
  • Slovenia. ...
  • Iceland. ...
  • Italy. ...
  • Denmark. Denmark is the happiest nation in the top ten, with a happiness index score of 7.62 (second overall behind Finland).
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Is it better to live in Germany or Netherlands? ›

Overall life satisfaction is slightly higher in the Netherlands than in Germany. When asked to rate their satisfaction, the Dutch gave themselves an average of 7,4 out of 10. In Germany, people scored their life satisfaction a 7.

Can you live in the Netherlands without speaking Dutch? ›

You can stay here for as long as your tourist visa lasts without having to learn Dutch. And if you speak English, you will find that many Netherlanders speak English as a second language. But if you want to live in the Netherlands, you must learn Dutch.

What are the highest paying jobs in Netherlands? ›

Here are the top 10 highest paying jobs in the Netherlands.
  1. Researcher in the Clinical chemistry industry. The average annual salary in the Netherlands is €210,000 ($240,310 / £179,440). ...
  2. Pilot. ...
  3. Commercial director. ...
  4. Neurosurgeon. ...
  5. Dermatologist. ...
  6. Company lawyer. ...
  7. Accountant. ...
  8. Mayor.
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How many years does it take to get PR in Netherlands? ›

You can apply for permanent residency after 5 years of uninterrupted legal stay in the Netherlands. There are 2 types of permanent residency: long-term residency EC, based on EU law. a permanent residence permit, based on Dutch national law.

Does Netherlands allow dual citizenship? ›

If you are married to a citizen of the Netherlands, you may keep your own citizenship. The same applies in the case of a civil partnership. Refugees who want to be naturalised are allowed to keep their original citizenship.

Can I bring my sister to Netherlands permanently? ›

If your family member or relative does not need an mvv, you can submit an application for a residence permit. You are advised to do so while your family member or relative is still abroad. Once the IND has indicated it will issue a residence permit, your family member or relative can come to the Netherlands.

Does a child born in Netherlands get citizenship? ›

A child can automatically become a Dutch citizen by birth, acknowledgement or adoption. This is also called getting Dutch citizenship by descent. It happens 'by (operation of) law'. Then you do not have to apply for Dutch nationality.

How much is cost of living in Netherlands? ›

The cost of living in the Netherlands is believed to be around 800-1000 Euros per month (ranging from INR 67,000 to 80,000), including food, rent, transportation, books, and other expenses.

How much does it cost to become a Dutch citizen? ›

Dutch citizenship application costs

An application for Dutch citizenship by naturalisation for a single person costs 945 euros (2022). A naturalisation request together with a partner costs 1.206 euros (2022). Applying for Dutch citizenship via the option procedure has lower fees.

What are the different types of residence permits Netherlands? ›

Many people know that there are two types of permanent residence permits in the Netherlands: the regular Dutch indefinite permit (“regulier onbepaalde tijd” or Type II permit) and the EU long term permit (“EU langdurig ingezetene” or Type V permit).

What is Type 4 residence permit Netherlands? ›

IV: The Asylum Permanent Residence Permit

This permit is issued if the person concerned still requires protection in the Netherlands after three years' residence on the grounds of the Asylum Permanent Residence Permit. Employment is permitted without restrictions, and no work permit is required.

What is a Type 2 residence permit Netherlands? ›

II: Ordinary Permanent Residence Permit

This permit may be issued to aliens residing in the Netherlands for an indefinite period. No restrictions or regulations apply. This permit may be issued after at least 5 years' residency on the basis of a regular residence permit for a definite period of time.

What is a Type 1 residence permit Netherlands? ›

Type I. This permit is issued when residency is permitted on ordinary grounds. The permit is always subject to a restriction, for example family reunification, study or paid employment.

How long does it take to get permanent residency in Netherlands? ›

You have had a valid Dutch residence permit for at least 5 consecutive years. There are exceptions to the 5-year period for permanent residency. Only years from the age of 8 on count towards the 5-year period.

How much is a Dutch residence permit? ›

Regular temporary residence permit€ 142,00
​Permanent residence permit and residence permit long-term resident EU€ 142,00
​Permanent residence permit and residence permit long-term resident EU for a child under 18€ 69,00
Residence permit asylum (temporary or permanent)€ 142,00
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What is Type 3 residence permit Netherlands? ›

This permit is issued to aliens who are granted residence for a fixed period in the Netherlands on asylum grounds. The asylum temporary residence permit is granted in principle for 5 years. Employment is permitted without restrictions, and no work permit is required.

How can I get permanent residence permit in Netherlands? ›

You can apply for permanent residence in the Netherlands online if you have a DigiD account. Otherwise, you can submit a written application form. You can find links to the following application forms: 6009 form for a permanent residence permit or EU long-term residence for non-EU/EFTA nations (in Dutch)

Can I bring my parents to Netherlands permanently? ›

If your family member or relative does not need an mvv, you can submit an application for a residence permit. You are advised to do so while your family member or relative is still abroad. Once the IND has indicated it will issue a residence permit, your family member or relative can come to the Netherlands.

What are the benefits of Dutch permanent residence? ›

Once you have secured permanent residence, you are able to work in the Dutch labour market without the need for a work permit. In most cases, you must renounce your current nationality. Without the need for a work permit, you also have access to benefits to insurance and healthcare without the need for a job first.

Does Netherlands allow dual citizenship? ›

If you are married to a citizen of the Netherlands, you may keep your own citizenship. The same applies in the case of a civil partnership. Refugees who want to be naturalised are allowed to keep their original citizenship.

How long can I stay in the Netherlands after my residence permit expires? ›

If your residence permit is about to expire and you don't want to continue living in the Netherlands, you must depart on or before the day that your permit expires. In practice, the authorities usually accept a three-day stay after expiry.

How long is a Dutch residence permit valid? ›

Assessing your application

The IND will assess whether you meet all the requirements for a residence permit. The permit is valid for up to 5 years.

Does BSN expire? ›

After you have deregistered from a Dutch municipality, your data will be transferred to the Non-residents Records Database (RNI), which is part of the Personal Records Database (BRP). Your citizen service number (BSN) will remain valid.

How do you prove residency in Dutch? ›

Your passport or ID card is sufficient proof of your rightful residency in the Netherlands. The EEA comprises EU countries, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland .

Can I work with MVV visa? ›

Applying for an MVV and residence permit

This is the reason why you want to live in the Netherlands. Your purpose of stay could be living with a family member, study or work.

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