Visa Laws For Americans

Discussion in 'Amsterdam' started by wizarddrew77, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. wizarddrew77

    wizarddrew77 The Wiz

    Anyone know how long an American can stay in Amsterdam?
    We want to move there and open a gallery an live in it.


    Off the top of my head, 3 months at a time, then you renew your visa at that point or apply for residency. I'm not sure about your US laws though.
  3. wizarddrew77

    wizarddrew77 The Wiz

    Thanks so much!
    Yeah I am sure US Law is tailored right now to make it as diffcult as possibe to keep future draft dodgers here in The USA.
  4. skyhigh420

    skyhigh420 Member

    US laws have nothing whatsoever to do with how long you can stay in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) just to get that rediculous notion cleared up. We only control who comes here we have no say at all in how long other countries let you stay there or if you ever come back to the us.

    Now to answer your question:
    You are allowed to stay legally for 90 days then you must leave for 90 days before you can return for another 90 dyas.
    Just being able to go there is only half the issue the other half is getting a resident permit and a buisness license and your business it not exactly something they do not already have a plethora of. It is amsterdam after all, there must be 100 art studios of all sorts there.

    here are some more my opinion you will not be moving there and opening a gallery, but good luck trying anyway!

    Guide to Immigration Procedures for citizens of:

    Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, the United States of America, Vatican City State.

    If you have one of these nationalities, the following procedures apply.

    Entry visa

    · For a stay of up to three months:
    You do not need a short-stay visa to enter the Netherlands.

    · For a stay of more than three months:
    You do not need an authorization for temporary stay (MVV).

    You only need a valid passport to enter the Netherlands. You may travel through all Schengen countries freely.

    Residence permit
    • For a stay of up to three months: You do not need a residence permit, but you are required to report to the local immigration authorities (Aliens Police) within three days of your arrival.
      Read here how to report to the Aliens Police.
    • For a stay of more than three months: You do need to apply for a residence permit. To do this, you are required to report to the local immigration authorities (Aliens Police) within three days of your arrival. There you will have to present a number of documents and pay a fee. Read here how to report to the Aliens Police and apply for a residence permit.

    Work permit (Tewerkstellingsvergunning: TWV)

    You do need a work permit before you may work in the Netherlands. The following academic activities count as working: lecturing, doing a student internship or work placement, conducting research, and pursuing a doctorate or PhD from a paid position (as AIO, for example). The employer must apply to the regional labour exchange (CWI) for your work permit.
    If you have a residence permit for study purposes you may earn money on the side. Such work must be either seasonal (in June, July and/or August) or less than ten hours a week. Also in this case, your employer must apply for a work permit for you.

    Registering with the university

    You need to register at your host institution (university or university of professional education) when you arrive, not only for getting your class schedules, but also to comply with immigration procedures.

    Registering with the municipality

    If you are staying for more than four months, you should register with the municipality (Gemeentelijke Basisadministratie: GBA).

    Health insurance

    You must be insured against the costs of medical treatment. This is a requirement under Dutch law.
  5. lctricity

    lctricity Member

    Here's a great site with first hand insight and advice on making the big jump into our beloved country.

    Oh. So you wanna live here?

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