The Dutch government has confirmed that most Ukrainians with study visas are permitted to work while in the Netherlands.

Key Points:

  • Ukrainian nationals who hold study visas and qualify for the Temporary Protection Scheme can work in the Netherlands without any work-hour restrictions.
  • Employers must notify Institute for Employee Insurance (UWV) if they hire Ukrainian nationals.
  • Foreign nationals who hold study visas from countries other than Ukraine are only permitted to work up to 16 hours per week and full-time during summer months.

Additional Information: More information regarding temporary immigration rights for Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine is available here. The Temporary Protection Directive continues to be amended, and employers and Ukrainian nationals are encouraged to monitor it for possible changes.

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