See whether your family is insured

If your partner and children are staying in the Netherlands, they will still be insured under the Dutch social insurance schemes. If your family are moving to the other country with you, they will probably no longer be insured in the Netherlands. 

Not all countries have the same rules. See which countries have different rules.

Your family are moving to the other country with you

If you want the other members of your family to remain covered under the Dutch social insurance schemes, you can take out voluntary insurance for them for the AOW pension scheme and the Anw survivor benefit scheme. 

For the following countries, different rules apply as to where your family are insured.

Australia, Canada (including Quebec), China, India, Israel, North Macedonia, the United States or South Korea

If you and your family live together in one of these countries and you have been sent by your employer to work in that country while remaining insured in the Netherlands, your family can also stay covered by the Dutch social insurance schemes.

If members of your family also start working in the other country, their insurance in the Netherlands will stop. They will probably then be covered by the social insurance schemes of the other country.

Israel

If you are self-employed and you have been sent by your own company to work in another country, your family will remain insured in the Netherlands under, for example, the AOW pension scheme.

If your family members start working in Israel, however, their insurance in the Netherlands will stop.