Work temporarily in the Netherlands

Thanks to a European Directive, a healthcare professional who has a European qualification can temporarily and occasionally work (provide services) in a different member state without having to ask for their (professional) qualification to be recognised. The condition is, however, that the work is truly temporary and occasional. If the work is temporary and occasional you will not be registered in the BIG register and you will not receive a registration number.

Applying for the temporary and occasional provision of services

Not in the BIG register

It is important to know that you will not be registered in the BIG register. This also means that you will not receive a registration number and patients will not be able to look you up in the BIG register. Patients may ask you about this, and you should bear this in mind when communicating with them.

Please note: You may also not work as a supervisor in the context of the recognition of qualifications.