Minimum Rental Periods
The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.
Required Documents for Signing a Lease
Typical documents required to sign a lease are a valid passport and proof of employment.
Standard Security Deposit
The security deposit is equivalent to 1-2 months’ rent.
Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit
The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of the unit.
Typical international school fees include:
• Application fee
• Capitalization fee
• ESL fee
• Enrollment test fee
Accepted Method of Payment
Wire transfer and check are acceptable methods of payment.
Free primary education is offered by the government and by Roman Catholic and Protestant mission schools. The official school language is Dutch.
Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:
• Copy of valid passport
• Visa or residence permit
• A valid foreign driver’s license and official translation thereof (ex. Dutch)
A valid drivers license issued by your home country is required. The license conversion process may take up to 3 months.
In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for proof of income (work certificate, tax return, work contract, job reference letter).
Typically, opening a bank account can be completed same day.
Depending on your work situation or immigration status, there may be different requirements. Opening a bank account is typically straight forward if you have a letter from your employer with your function and salary (dated within one month of your bank account application date), your valid I.D. (passport), and your “stay” papers.