April 28, 2008 12:54:38 AM CEST
susrs (Apr 27 2008, 02:36 PM) said: > original post
Your best bet is to wait until you get your verblijfsvergunning and see if the gemeente (city hall) will pay for your inburgerings (integration) course or a course that will prepare you to take the inburgeringsexam... Of at least give some suggestions of certified schools. You will be required to pass that exam within 3-5 years, I can't remember what timeframe it is for immigrants of Dutch partners. They should give you the info or you can ask your Dutchie to read about it at www.hoemoetikinburgeren.nl.
Most likely they will recommend you go to the ROC (Regional Opleiding Centrum) in your city. Some are good, some are useless, depends on your city. There may be other posts about the DH ROC here, scroll through the listings here.
Three years =)
As far as I know, nieuwkomers (after Jan 2007) are still required to provide for their courses, but if you go to a certified school you may be eligible for some form of rebate. You can get a loan from the ibgroep, but be prepared to cry a lot if you go that route
(Really though, make sure you have an authorized user written on your application that can speak Dutch, because they won't deal with you in English at all and if you're the only one authorized on your loan paperwork it can cause a world of fun).
€1320 doesn't sound that expensive to be honest, I'm paying a lot more for my courses =/