Working in the Netherlands (for residents in New Zealand)

Do you currently live in New Zealand? And are you thinking about working in the Netherlands? There are several things you need to arrange.

Entry requirements (visa, work permit)

The website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) tells you what conditions you need to satisfy and what documents you need if you want to work in the Netherlands.

Tips and leaflets

The 'New in the Netherlands' section on gives you lots of information about living and working in the Netherlands. There you can also find leaflets for European citizens who want to relocate to the Netherlands.

Contributing to the Dutch economy, culture or science

Are you a highly skilled migrant or an investor? Or are you starting a business? If you can contribute to the Dutch economy or to Dutch culture or science, you are more likely to be admitted to the Netherlands.

Working in the Netherlands for people from this country or region

Working Holiday Scheme

The Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) is a mutual cultural exchange program between New Zealand and the Netherlands. Are you at least 18 but under 31 years of age? You can come to the Netherlands for a maximum of 1 year to get to know the Dutch culture. For this, you need to apply for a residence permit.

Read more about the Working Holiday Scheme on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).