Residence Permits, Work Permits and Visas

If you are considering working with YWAM Amsterdam for longer than 3 months, you may require a visa or residence permit to stay in The Netherlands. Please carefully read the information below to find out whether this applies to you and what steps you should follow.

do you require a visa or permit?

Nationals of an EU/EEA Member State or Switzerland:

If your country of citizenship is Switzerland, within the European Union or European Economic Area; you do not need to apply for a visa, a residence permit or work permit to stay within The Netherlands.

An official list of countries of citizenship that do not require a visa or residence permit may be found here.

Work Permit

A work permit (TWV) is required to work with any organisation in the Netherlands. To apply for a work permit you need to have a monthly support of €1242,-. If you don’t have that amount monthly we can’t start applying for a work permit for you.


The costs for the residence permit is €285 and must be paid upon submitting the application form. You pay the Dutch immigration services for the handling of the application, not for the permit itself. The fees will not be refunded if your application is refused.

The residence permit can be extended every 3 years, this will cost €285.

Don't feel overwhelmed!

YWAM Amsterdam’s personnel team is here to help you! If you aren't in contact with us already, please feel free to write us here.

We believe every new staff member is a gift from God and we want to encourage you to put your trust in His provision and guidance in this process.