Can my family members remain insured if I go to work abroad as a diplomatic officer at a representation of the Netherlands?

If you live and work abroad, you will remain insured in the Netherlands. This does not always apply to the family members who live with you. That depends on the country to which you were sent.

I am living and working in a treaty country

My family members have no income of their own

Do you and your family members live in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland? And do your family members have no income of their own? 

  • Request a form 106 or S1 from your health insurance company for yourself and your family resident.
  • Register yourself and your family members with form 106 or S1 with a local health insurance fund in your country of residence.

You will then be entitled to care according to the care system in your country of residence. The costs are borne by your health insurance company. 

More information? Contact your health insurance company.

My family members have an income of their own

The insurance of family members usually ends when they work or receive a foreign benefit. This depends on whether they remain insured under the Long-Term Care Act (Wlz) or  not. Please contact the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB.nl/en). They determine whether your family members remain insured under the Long-Term Care Act (Wlz).

My family members will remain insured under the Wlz

In that case retain their health insurance.

My family members will no longer be insured under the Wlz

Cancel their Dutch health insurance. Enquire in your country of employment about the insurance you can take out there for your family members. Are they not insured independently under the legislation of the country of residence? They may then be entitled to the health insurance treaty as co-insured family members. That is determined by the health insurance fund in your country of residence. You will have to report your family members there. If your family members can indeed be co-insured, the health insurance fund in your country of residence will notify the CAK. We will register your family members as co-insured. You pay a healthcare contribution for them.

I am living and working in a non-treaty country

Are you and your family members living in a non-treaty country? Please contact the Sociale Verzekerings Bank (SVB.nl/en) about your insurance status and that of your family members.

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