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Moving To The Netherlands From Canada
Moving To The Netherlands From Canada

Moving To The Netherlands From Canada – Residence, Bringing Household Goods & More

The Netherlands is consistently ranked as one of the countries with the best quality of life in the world, so it’s appealing to Canadians who may be looking for a new lifestyle. 

Whether you have Dutch family members, want to study or work in the Netherlands, or want to move to the Netherlands from Canada for any other reason, there are a few things you should know before you start to plan a move.

How Can I Get A Residence Permit In The Netherlands?

Usually, you will be able to get a residence permit if you get a job at a Dutch company, if you plan to study at a university in the Netherlands, or if you plan to live with family members who are residents or citizens of the Netherlands. These are the most common methods for Canadians moving to the Netherlands. 

If you need more information about the various residence permit methods available to you, visit this page from the Immigration and Naturalization Service. You can see all of the available options for long-term and short-term stays in The Netherlands.

Can I Bring My Household Goods To The Netherlands From Canada?

Yes. When you move to the Netherlands from Canada, all items that are older than 6 months are importable without taxes or duties. However, some items are restricted or dutiable. You can work with an international moving company to bring your household goods to the Netherlands from Canada.

Usually, you’ll ship your household goods overseas to the Netherlands using ocean-going freight. Your moving company will pick your stuff up in a truck and deliver it to a Canadian port. Then, your stuff will be loaded onto a cargo container, and sent to the Netherlands.

Can I Bring A Car To The Netherlands From Canada?

You can import your car to the Netherlands, and you may not even have to pay taxes when doing so. If you have lived abroad for at least 12 months and used your car for at least 6 months, it is exempt from “BPM” registration tax and import duties.

Both Canada and the Netherlands drive on the right side of the road, which makes it easier to import your vehicle. However, your car may also need to be modified slightly to meet standards in the Netherlands. For example, cars in the Netherlands are required to have rear-facing fog lights, and cars from non-European countries don’t have these, so you’ll need to pay to modify your vehicle.

Moving To The Netherlands From Canada? Turn To A-1 Auto Transport For Assistance! 

The logistics of shipping your household goods and car to The Netherlands from Canada can be quite complex. But at A-1 Auto Transport, we specialize in international moving services. To get a free quote and the assistance you need, contact us online or give us a call.

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