Inburgering needed ... to what extent?

If you have any plans to move to Holland or if you have already settled there, this is the place to discuss the Inburgeringsexamen ('integration' exam for immigrants), NT2 (Dutch as a second language), and studying at Flemish or Dutch schools and universities.
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Inburgering needed ... to what extent?

Post by Ablaeuqud » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi all, I'll appreciate your wisdom :)

I have a question. I'd like to move to the Netherlands for some time, some months I suppose, maybe a couple of years. I was thinking about that exam and I'd like to ask you if it's absolutely necessary to pass it to find a job and do a normal life there. I have a place to stay (no need to rent for the moment) and I can manage in English. I was thinking in work in no qualified jobs as seasonal agriculture jobs, tulip packing plants and so.
Any advice?
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Re: Inburgering needed ... to what extent?

Post by BrutallyFrank » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Don't take my word for it, because I'm not an expert on this matter. But as far as I know, you're not obligated to integrate (inburgering). I presume that you're a Spanish citizen and a EU-citizen. So this is just about staying in The Netherlands.

When it comes to work, there might be different rules. As a EU-citizen you're free to work here, but I don't know if employers/temp-agencies need additional permits. It all depends on the job.

Even if you are free to work and live here, I can recommend learning the language if only a little bit.
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Re: Inburgering needed ... to what extent?

Post by Ablaeuqud » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:33 pm

Frank,
Yes, of course I'd like to learn some Dutch (the most possible, in fact), but I felt a little scared in case that was necessary.
So thanks for your help!
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