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Employment restrictions for family members of self-employed lifted

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 October 2020

What changes?

Are you a self-employed professional from abroad? From 1 October 2020, your family members will be allowed to take a job with you or another employer without additional paperwork.

Self-employed professionals from abroad are only allowed to work independently in the Netherlands. Currently, the same goes for their family members. If they want to be employed, their employer needs to apply for a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning, TWV). From 1 October onwards, this will no longer be necessary.

For whom?

  • foreign self-employed professionals and their family members

When?

This change in law has come into force on 1 October 2020.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO