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Going Global: Expand Your Business to The Netherlands

May 17, 2018

A look at the business climate and corporate immigration system of The Netherlands and evaluation of the opportunities for companies expanding internationally. The second in Newland Chase's "Going Global" series.

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NETHERLANDS: Right to Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

May 2, 2018

Effective 1st April 2018, EU Blue Card holders in the Netherlands whose employment is terminated are entitled to a “search period” of up to three months to find a new job as long as their residence permit card is still valid, in line with the three-month period available to highly skilled migrants.

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NETHERLANDS: Reduced Application Fees

April 5, 2018

Effective 3rd May 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced adjusted fees for immigration applications. Many fees will be reduced, and none will rise. What are the new fees? Below are the key adjusted fees: Application Current Fee New Fee Highly-skilled migrant €938 €582 EU Blue Card €909 €661 Intra Corporate Transfer €938 €582 […]

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NETHERLANDS: New Minimum Salary Levels for 2018

December 5, 2017

Effective 1st January 2018, the Dutch immigration authorities (IND) have announced new minimum salary levels for knowledge migrant workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants) and Blue Card applicants entering the Netherlands. Affected Applications These amounts are applicable for new applications for local hires, assignees (when outside the scope of the EU ICT Directive 2014/66/EU) or extension […]

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NETHERLANDS: New Work Permit Waiver to Promote International Trade

July 7, 2017

Effective 1st July 2017, a regulation aimed at promoting international trade contacts entered into force. Under this regulation, Dutch companies can temporarily employ foreign national workers without a work permit, to perform activities as part of a project related to the delivery of goods and services. What projects qualify? To qualify, the overall goal of […]

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NETHERLANDS: Policy Introduced to Encourage Foreign Business Start-Ups

April 20, 2017

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) introduced a new policy on 1st April which provides opportunity for highly skilled foreign workers, foreign students and foreign scientific researchers who hold a valid residence permit, to carry out self-employed activities alongside the main employment or studies that are permitted under their residence permit. Previously, these residence […]

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NETHERLANDS: Implementation of the Intra-company Transfer Directive

November 24, 2016

The Dutch government announced on 2nd November their plans for the implementation of the Intra-company Transfer Directive (ICT). Due to take effect as of 29th November 2016, ICT permits will be granted to foreign nationals from outside the EU who…

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NETHERLANDS: Changes to Sponsor Fees and Filing Fees

August 17, 2016

From 1st January 2017, the current one-time fee to obtain a recognised sponsorship will decrease from €5,183 to €2,592 (a €2,591 decrease) for small businesses and start-ups with less than 50 employees. Established companies will also benefit from the low…

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NETHERLANDS: Changes to Citizenship Eligibility Criteria

August 3, 2016

The Dutch Government is likely to pass a law to increase the minimum residence period for foreign nationals seeking Dutch citizenship from five to seven years. Foreign nationals applying for citizenship based on a relationship with a Dutch national would…

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NETHERLANDS: Work Permission Requirements for Japanese Nationals Reintroduced

July 6, 2016

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service announced on 21st June 2016 that they are reintroducing the requirement for Japanese nationals to obtain immigration permission to work in the Netherlands. From 1st October 2016, Japanese nationals will require work permits to…

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