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Questions about Moving to Netherlands

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Re: Questions about Moving to Netherlands

Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:01 am

- andmartha

Well, of course, Nisha can answer for herself, but I would never encourage ANYONE to just pick up and move to Holland or anywhere else. I have corresponded with her privately and she is being sponsored by someone so that IS the reason she would be moving here.

I didn't say you encouraged her to pack up ... I said:

'And andmartha does you a great disservice by encouraging you with this bad information.'

In all the text above - no where did she say she was been sponsored by a Dutch guy - so how are the rest of us to know this?

She said--->

Hello Everyone my name is Nisha am American living in Boston, Massachusetts. I plan on moving to the Netherlands in July 2005 and just wanted to ask some questions regarding moving and the process etc.. I really do appreciate your input and answers.........


1. When I arrive in Holland I will register at the town hall and apply for a residency permit for me and my 9 year old son. I notice that I can only stay in Holland for 3 months with my passport and obtaining a permit takes up to 6 months. Do you recieve an extension of stay while your application is being Processed?

2. Can I sign up my son to attend Dutch schools even if I do not have my recidency permit yet?

3. I probably wont search for a job before I come to the Netherlands I wanted to wait until I recieve my residency permit. Could I apply for a work permit after or during the time I apply for a residency permit or do I have to look for a job and hope and employer will apply for me? or does it Matter?

4. I will be moving some of my belongings computer, clothes, pictures, I doubt I will bring any of my furniture. I just wanted to know what some of you guys paid to move your belongings to Holland.

<--- so I'm thinking ... she's just going to pack up her kid and move here - that's scary. So when you said - sure come on over (in essence) I THOUGHT ?? OH-MY-GOD!!

Hey, if you talked with her off-line - great.



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