International secondment

You recently started working as a self-employed person

To remain covered under the Dutch social insurance schemes, as a rule, you must have worked as a self-employed person in the Netherlands for more than two months.

Conditions for remaining insured in the Netherlands if you start working abroad

If you started working as a self-employed person only recently, and you are hired to do work outside the Netherlands, you can still remain covered by social insurance in the Netherlands if you:

  • have worked as a self-employed person in the Netherlands or started your own business in the Netherlands in the last two months
  • have registered your business with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel)
  • have the nationality of a country of the European Union (EU). A residence permit allowing you to work in the Netherlands is also accepted
  • will be working in a country of the EU or EEA (European Economic Area) and you will be doing similar work there to the work you did in the Netherlands.

If you start working in another country, whether or not you can remain insured in the Netherlands depends on the country. Call us on number (020) 656 52 77 for specific information.