Mortgage for expats

As an expat, finding the right mortgage solution in the Netherlands can be a daunting task. That's where comes in. We specialize in providing expert advice and personalized assistance to help expats like you secure a suitable mortgage that meets your needs, whether you're planning to stay for shorter or longer periods.

With our extensive network of connections to all banks in the Netherlands, we provide you with a wide range of mortgage options to choose from. Trust us to be your partner in navigating the complex world of mortgages as an expat, and let us help you take the first step towards owning your dream home in the Netherlands. Contact today to get started.

Mortgage rules in the Netherlands

When it comes to obtaining a mortgage in the Netherlands, it's crucial to seek advice from a licensed mortgage advisor to ensure that you are well-informed and receive the best possible offer. At the same time, it's important that your advisor is independent and represents all banks in the country. That way, you can rest assured that you're receiving impartial and comprehensive guidance that's tailored to your unique circumstances. Choose our services for reliable and transparent support throughout the mortgage process.

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Advice you may expect from a mortgage advisor

Here are some examples of the valuable advice you can expect from a knowledgeable mortgage advisor:

  • Recommendations on the best mortgage options for your specific needs and circumstances
  • Comprehensive guidance on all the factors you need to consider when obtaining a mortgage in the Netherlands
  • In-depth knowledge of the Dutch mortgage rules and regulations, ensuring that you stay compliant and informed
  • A detailed overview of the various banks that can provide you with a mortgage, including their lending conditions and rates
  • Expert advice on the tax benefits you may be entitled to as a homeowner in the Netherlands.

By working with an experienced mortgage advisor, you can make informed decisions and achieve your goals with confidence.

How long do you have to stay in the Netherlands to be able to apply for a mortgage?

If you have an income as an expat, it is already possible within a month after you sign an employment contract to be qualified to take out a mortgage. Basically, there is no waiting time.

EU citizenship

What is your nationality?

If you have the nationality of a member state of the European Union or of Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you do not need to apply for a residence permit.

As an expat you can then get a maximum mortgage of 100% on the house value and save energy. You can even get up to 106% of the market value if you are going to make the house more sustainable.

For non-EU nationality

Do you have a nationality other than the European or the countries mentioned above? Then you need a document that is issued by the Immigration (IND) or a sticker affixed to the passport stating that:

  • A residence permit in the Netherlands for an indefinite period
  • An EU residence permit for long-term residents (5 years)
  • A document ‘Sustainable residence in the Union’ (Duurzaam verblijf in de Unie)
  • A residence permit in the Netherlands for a purpose of residence that is not temporary within the meaning of Article 3.5 of the Aliens Decree
  • If you come from the Ukraine, then there are more flexible rules for you.
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