Work permit no longer required for voluntary work
International students and scientific researchers from outside the European Union wishing to do voluntary work in the Netherlands, no longer need a work permit (TWV) to do so. Instead, the so-called Volunteer Declaration (Vrijwilligersverklaring) is now sufficient.
The Volunteer Declaration is aimed at asylum seekers, but also applies to international students or scientific researchers who have a valid Dutch residence permit. Under the Dutch Foreign Employment Act (Wet Arbeid Vreemdelingen) voluntary work is also seen as ‘labour’.
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