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An A1/(E)101 statement is a form stating the country in which a worker is covered by social insurance. This statement is valid in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and in countries with which the Netherlands has a social security agreement.
- you are an employer or intermediary based outside of the Netherlands who intends to have an employee work for you temporarily in the Netherlands
- you work on assignment in the Netherlands as a self-employed professional, while your company remains based in your own country
you or your employee usually remains covered by your own country’s social insurance system. In that case, you will not have to pay social insurance contributions in the Netherlands. However, you do require an A1/(E)101 statement.
A1/(E)101 statement validity and how to apply
In many countries, a labour inspectorate checks whether you or your employee has a valid A1/(E)101 statement. You apply for this statement to your own country's social insurance institution.
Social insurance when working permanently in the Netherlands
If you or your employee permanently takes up work in the Netherlands, you will no longer be covered by your own country's social security system. You will then pay social insurance contributions in the Netherlands. Different rules and regulations apply if you or your employee work/works in more than one EU Member State. For more information, please contact the Dutch Social Insurance Bank (Sociale Verzekeringsbank, SVB) or the social insurance organisation in your country.
E101 versus A1 statement
Until 2010, the E101 form was used in the Netherlands to indicate the country in which a worker is covered by social insurance. However, the E101 form will gradually be replaced by the A1 form, which is used throughout the EU Member States.