A residence permit, however, is indeed required once you work for three months or longer in The Netherlands. This permit should bear one of the following texts overleaf:
If you are a national of a non-EU country, you must request an authorisation for Temporary Stay (Melding Voorlopig Verblijf, MVV) from the Dutch embassy in your own country (again, there are some exceptions to this rule). Once in The Netherlands, you must report to the Aliens Police within three days upon arrival and bring the MVV permit in order to apply for a residence permit. If required, Unique Multilingual will provide you with the information you need to obtain your residence permit. A useful site is www.IND.nl
If you are a non-EU resident and you do not have the remark on your residence permit “Arbeid is vrij toegestaan” you need a valid work permit (Tewerkstellingsvergunning), before you can work. You can get information about work permits from the Regional Employment Office (CWI Centrum voor werk en inkomen). The process can take from one to six months.
When your permit expires, together with your employer you need to apply for an extension of your work permit. You remain responsible for having a work permit and we advise you to apply for extension at least two months prior to the expiration date.
We are not allowed to employ you without a valid work permit.
Steps to take in order to work in The Netherlands: