Re: Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Completely agree. I live in the Netherlands as an expat.
He is covered for health insurance from day 1. First as a visitor (three months) and once he has health insurance covered anyway. Getting health insurance is immediate once you are "written in".
Oracle has a health insurance scheme and he would be able to easily enroll.
You can write in with a temporary address.
Getting a bank account with id document is about a week once you have an address.
And also why stay in A'dam? Utrecht is somewhat cheaper, is where Oracle is based and is twenty minutes with the train from A'dam.
He could also have asked Oracle for an advance ("voorschot"). It is very unusual to say no.
Also no sympathy. Some things do need checking out first.