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Working as a foreign physiotherapist in the Netherlands

Hi,

I am a South African Physiotherapist (Afrikaans) that would like to work in Netherland for a year or two.
Would you please advise me on which procedures I need to follow to apply for jobs as well as become eligible to work in the Netherlands?
At the moment I have no knowledge about the procedures at all.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:

As a physiotherapist you must be registered to be able to perform your job. The CIBG administers the registration of healthcare professionals (like physiotherapists, dentists, doctors etc.) in the so called BIG-register, doing so on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. They also issue a Declaration of Professional Competence to care providers wishing to practise in the Netherlands on the basis of a diploma awarded in another country.

You can find more info about the register on https://www.bigregister.nl/en/

You will also need a residence/work permit. For more info see the website of the Dutch immigration service: https://ind.nl/en

 

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Comments (2)
Comment by saphysiogirl on Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 at 12:51 PM
Hi! I am also from SA and qualified here, but I have a Dutch passport. What regulations would apply to me to work in The Netherlands?
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Mon, Oct 17th, 2016 at 12:42 PM
If you have a Dutch passport then you don‘t need a residence permit. But you must also be registered in the BIG register after you arrive in the Netherlands if you want to work as a healthcare professional.
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