Foreign self-employed persons on Dutch Continental Shelf insured under Dutch national social security legislation

As of January 1, 2013, self-employed persons living abroad and working on the Dutch Continental Shelf are insured under Dutch national social security legislation on the condition that they pay income tax in the Netherlands.

This is stipulated by an amendment in a provision regarding the extension and restriction of  the circle of insured persons  in connection with  the Act on Social Security Dutch Continental Shelf (“Wet NCP”).
As a result of the amendment this group of self-employed persons  will be treated in the same way as self-employed persons working in the Netherlands in matters concerning the national social insurances. This is in line with the international tendency to no longer distinguish in social security between persons who are working onshore and persons who are working offshore.