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Employment and work of graduates in the Netherlands through the program Orientation Year
Employment and work of graduates in the Netherlands through the program Orientation Year
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Employment and work of graduates in the Netherlands through the program Orientation Year

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.

General requirements for participant Orientation Year

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:

  • a valid passport;
  • a completed application form confirming the absence of the applicant's record of violations of the law in your country and in the Netherlands - Antecedents certificate;
  • tests for tuberculosis.

How to apply for participation in the Orientation Year

The documents submitted to the Immigration service of the Netherlands if:

  • You are on the territory of the Netherlands;
  • You have a visa to enter the Netherlands.

In other cases, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the Netherlands in his country.

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