Insurance

(1) Part-time job or traineeship
If you take up a part-time job while studying or you are a trainee with a salary, you are an employee and your stay in Holland will no longer be regarded as being for study purposes only. If you are in employment, you must always have statutory basic healthcare insurance. Whether you pay tax or not is irrelevant.

(2) People under the age of 30 who are in the Netherlands for study purposes only are exempt. They do not need to take out statutory basic healthcare insurance.

(3) If you are due to stay in the Netherlands for less than one year, you will be considered a temporary resident; you do not need to take out statutory basic healthcare insurance.

If your stay in the Netherlands is due to last between one and three years, you will be considered a permanent resident. However, you can try and complain to the authorities that your stay should be regarded as temporary.

If your stay in the Netherlands is due to last longer than three years, you will be considered a permanent resident. You will need to take out statutory basic healthcare insurance.

(4) If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you will need to take out private healthcare insurance until you receive a letter from the Immigration Service (IND) confirming that you will be given a residence permit.

(5) If you have an EU Health Insurance Card, you will continue being covered by the insurance in your home country. You can only get an EU Health Insurance Card if you are insured in your home country under the public healthcare scheme and if your stay abroad is temporary. In this case, the health insurance institution in your home country decides what constitutes a temporary stay.