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Enjoy our expat assistance

At Sendcloud, we are very proud of our culture diversity. Over the years, our team grew to include 50+ nationalities, and to this day, we’re always thrilled to welcome new star players who want to revolutionize the world of e-commerce, no matter their location.

Do you want to join our world-class team and relocate to the Netherlands? We’re here to guide you through the entire process.

Bori Wintermans
Expat Expert
We're here to help!

Where are you coming from?

Select the option that fits your situation to get all the information you’ll need.

Are you an EU/EEA or Swiss national?

If you are the holder of a passport of an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland, you don’t need a residence permit, but there are some things to consider.

Not an EU/EEA or Swiss national?

If you’re immigrating from a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, Sendcloud will request a residence permit for you as a highly skilled migrant.

We will help you with

Before you arrive

  • Guiding you on all necessary documents to bring
  • Request visa costs reimbursement (if applicable)
  • Airplane tickets for you and your partner
  • Helping you find accommodation
  • Covering the first €1500 of housing-related expenses

After you arrive

  • Bureaucracy and whatnot!
  • Help you get registered and get your BSN (Dutch identification number)
  • Request the 30%-ruling tax advantage (if eligible)
  • Dutch language classes (offered by Sendcloud!)

Immigrating from outside the EU

Residence permit

If you’re immigrating from outside the EU/EEA, we will need to request a residence permit for you as a highly-skilled migrant. To qualify for this permit, you need to meet a few requirements:

  • You have an employment contract with an employer or research institution in the Netherlands. This employer is a recognized sponsor by the IND (which Sendcloud is).

  • You are going to earn sufficient income.

  • The agreed wage follows certain market conditions.

Salary criteria 2020

Highly skilled migrants 30 years or older
€4.612 gross per month
Highly skilled migrants younger than 30 years
€3,381 gross per month
Reduced salary criterion
€2,423 gross per month
European Blue Card
€5,403 gross per month

The age-dependent salary criterion applies for as long as you continue to work for one and the same employer, even after turning 30 years old. What if you start working for another employer? Then the new employer should pay the salary criterion that applies to your age at that moment.

The exception to this rule applies if you fall under the reduced salary criterion. This lower criterion also remains in effect when you subsequently change employers. The reduced salary criterion is not age-dependent. Find more on the reduced salary criterion here.

The immigration process (non-EU)

If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland and you qualify for a residence permit as a highly skilled migrant, we will start the application for your residence permit after you sign the contract.

What documents do we
need from you?

Please provide these to HR so we can request your residence permit.

Are you moving alone?

Restart flow

Steps in obtaining your
residence permit

Depending on your situation, this process can take 2 to 3 months.


Fill in all documents and filled in forms provided by Sendcloud HR.

Sendcloud HR:

Fill in all documents and filled in forms provided by Sendcloud HR.

Sendcloud HR:

We inform you that your long-stay visa (MVV) has been approved.


Make appointment at Dutch embassy to get MVV stamp in passport (can take up to 2 weeks)

Sendcloud HR:

We book you a flight to The Netherlands and arrange your first month’s accommodation.


After arrival, pick up your brand new residence permit at the Expat Centre