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Say you go to France, Holland or somewhere like that in Europe, how long can you be there for before you have to leave?
I wasn't sure, because my friend just moved to Holland and said he had to get a 'sofie number' in order to stay there so I was confused a little.
Eventually you need to get residency - If you want to pay tax etc.
in your case, lets say 8 1/2 years?
(Rains invisible death on thewarn)
it is a BSN, but hey pedants corner over here.
Basically if you are working abroad, then you have to register, pay taxes etc etc.
If however your friend is moving to Holland as a "skilled" resource, then his employer should be sponsoring him for the 30% tax ruling.
basically, if you are imported, to do a job in the netherlands, because those skills in the country are scarce, you don't have to pay the first 30% of tax.
Thats what i did, it took 6 months to come through but eventually I got the whole lot backdated and man was I raking it in then :-)
it's just what he told me, must only be a recent change though as he only moved 6 weeks ago?
Anyway, yeah I'm thinking of spending my summer there as a promoter (There's loads of jobs going around leidseplein) and I finish uni in roughly 6 weeks.
plein = square
"The UK has always refused to join Schengen as it believes that the island status of the Common Travel Area puts the United Kingdom in a better position to enforce immigration controls than continental European countries with "extensive and permeable land borders"."
but if you want to work there will be various procedures to go through.
and aishapra - yes. uk citizens do need passports, even when traveling between countries that are in the schengen area (theoretically)