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Conditions for working in the Netherlands

Last updated: 3/23/2023, 4:01 PM

You can work as a refugee from Ukraine in paid employment, as long as you meet some conditions. You can read more about this on this page.

You must meet four requirements

  • You fall under the Temporary Protection Directive.

  • You are registered in the

    Dutch population register (BRP)

  • You have a citizen service number (BSN).

  • You have valid proof of residence.

Reporting to the UWV

Your prospective employer must notify the

Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV)
as soon as possible that a refugee is joining its workforce. You do not have to do this yourself.