Within three years after the end of Dutch University graduates can participate in the program Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons to obtain a permit for finding work in the Netherlands for a period of 1 year.
In the case of successful employment, the additional permission to work during this period is not required. At the end of this period you will need to issue a work permit. If the candidate is not found work during this time, to extend the permission to stay in the country will not work.
If the program participant Orientation Year decided to continue training in the Netherlands or completed part of the research project, then at the end of his studies, he may again apply for participation in the program.
Positively that in 2016, has been simplified the procedure for obtaining permission to find work. Now the applicant is not required to confirm the presence of a minimum amount of accommodation approved by the Immigration service of the Netherlands.
Requirements to applicants for participation in the program Orientation Year
The applicant for participation in the program Orientation Year within 3 years preceding the submission of the application meets one of the requirements listed below:
The application form for participation in the program Orientation Year you will find here.
In addition to the special provisions for graduates and research, an applicant for participation in the program Orientation Year shall demonstrate compliance with the General conditions of participation in the program by submitting the following documents:
How to apply for participation in the Orientation Year
The documents submitted to the Immigration service of the Netherlands if:
In other cases, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the Netherlands in his country.