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Aussie girl doing work visa HELP

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Aussie girl doing work visa HELP

Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:12 pm

Hello. Im going to be travelling europe for 2 months in july and august then working in The netherlands. Im worried mainly about getting a job there. I do not speak Dutch. I am going to learn the basics beforfe i leave though.

How hard is it to get a job? There must be some jobs for back packers?

And also i dont know where to live and what to do abt the accomodation situation. Im not to sure i want to live centre of Amsterdam. Is there any nicer areas but also close to the city ?

Helpp

 

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Re: Aussie girl doing work visa HELP

Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:43 pm

Ok, well, first off, you need to check www.ind.nl site for all the information you need to be able to move here, work and live. You cannot work without a work permit and in order to get a work permit you have to have a resident's permit and a resident's permit can take up to 9 months to get. So are you prepared to be able to live without working for 9 months? There are many many things that you need to learn about before you decide to move here to work. You can find a job without speaking Dutch but almost all employers want you to be able to speak Dutch whether you use it or not. Those jobs are easier to find in the larger cities like Amsterdam. Yes, there are areas around Amsterdam that aren't as expensive as living in the city but still, its not cheap to live here as far as rent goes.

 

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