Highly educated migrant

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Highly educated migrant

Post by divinemissm » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:04 am

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if it possible to apply for a highly educated migrant work permit even after you've gotten a residency permit (I came here with my Dutch partner on a family reunification scheme a year ago)? I guess you could qualify me as a very educated migrant (went to the top 3 uni's) and I am having a very hard time finding work. I am wondering if I would find an easier time under this highly educated scheme?

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by yohan » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:16 pm

What scheme are you referring to exactly? As far as I know you're free to accept any job when you're in possession of a residential permit. Good luck finding a job. These are pretty rough times!

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by divinemissm » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:29 am

Hi Yohan,

This one:

http://www.expatguideholland.com/themes ... _migrants/

But yes I agree, these are tough times no matter which type of residence permit you have!

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by andreengels » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:20 pm

divinemissm wrote:Hi Yohan,

This one:

http://www.expatguideholland.com/themes ... _migrants/

But yes I agree, these are tough times no matter which type of residence permit you have!
I still don't see what the use would be in your case - you already have a residence permit, so why apply for a scheme that's basically an easy way to get a residence permit?

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by divinemissm » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:05 pm

I still don't see what the use would be in your case - you already have a residence permit, so why apply for a scheme that's basically an easy way to get a residence permit?
Well, reason being is that if you are a highly skilled migrant (HSM), you get special tax breaks and you get access to a bunch of companies that registered for the HSM programme. The point is that I am trying everything possible to find myself a good job. But as Yohan pointed out already, the job market is tough right now. Just trying anything to improve my chances!

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by divinemissm » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:07 pm

ps - so my question was: do you get those same privileges in the highly educated migrant programme as you do in the highly skilled migrant programme.

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by yohan » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:22 pm

From the website:
They will be completely free to seek employment as they see fit.
I think the scheme is just about getting a permit to stay in the Netherlands, even though you don't meet all the criteria that migrants normally have to meet to be allowed to stay. Since you already have a residential permit, this is of no use for you. Private companies are the ones that will have to hire you, they don't care about the kind of permit you have but about your skills and qualifications.

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by md1101 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:54 am

Hi All,

I am seeking for some possible help:

I am an Indian IT professional interested to work in Holland via Highly Skilled Migrant visa option.

As I read the basic requirement of availing a Highly Skilled Migrant visa is that the applicant must hold a valid job offer from a Dutch employer.

With this in requirement in mind, over the past few weeks I have been applying for jobs through various Dutch job portals, however each time I am experiencing that none of the employers are interested in taking the candidature forward for an interview and extend a job offer.

If such remains the case, I am not sure how can an individual opt for a Highly skilled migrant program.

In view of this situation, I would like to know what is the suggested way out so as to expect a job offer letter?
Are there any agencies/employers that are known to show interest in external candidates?

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Re: Highly educated migrant

Post by adappel » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:11 am

I think it helps you a lot if you can pass for your Inburgeringsexamen.
The Exam might not be difficult for you.
If you live in Holland for over 5 years, it helps you at least to be able to stay in Holland ( may be with your wife and children).
If you passed for your exam, it is easier to stay, and keep on looking for your new job.

I can help you to pass for the Exam with a few lessons. I helped many Indian Foreign workers this way.
I operate in the region Eindhoven and near Haarlem/Amstelveen.

Good luck.
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