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NETHERLANDS: New Rules for Recognised Sponsors and Income Declaration

May 5, 2016

From 1st April 2016, the assessment of companies applying for the status of recognised sponsor at the Dutch Immigration Authorities (IND) has become more lenient. This also means that for recently established companies a business plan is no longer required in some…

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NETHERLANDS: List of Safe Countries of Origin Expanded

February 19, 2016

As of 9th February 2016, the Dutch State Secretary for Security and Justice has made six new additions to the list of Safe Countries of Origin. The list now includes: Ghana, India, Jamaica, Morocco, Mongolia and Senegal. What is the…

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Netherlands: Changes to Foreign Investor Scheme Announced

February 12, 2016

The Dutch Minister of Migration has announced that The Foreign Investors scheme will be revised, with the intention of encouraging more investors to apply for the programme. What is the Foreign Investor Scheme? The Foreign Investors scheme requires applicants to…

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NETHERLANDS: Reform to the Monthly Salary Requirement for Knowledge Migrant Workers

June 25, 2015

Last month, the Dutch parliament passed a number of important amendments on The Dutch Alien Act 2000. The recent adjustments have modified the salary eligibility of "Knowledge Migrant Workers" specifically with regards to the monthly salary requirements, disqualifying…

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NETHERLANDS: Court rules that Japanese nationals no longer require any work authorisation

February 16, 2015

On 24 December 2014, the Dutch High Administrative Court in the Netherlands has ruled in an appeal judgement that Japanese nationals are allowed to legally perform "paid employment" in the Netherlands without the need to secure Dutch work authorisation. This…

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NETHERLANDS: Increase in Knowledge Migrant Salary Requirements For 2014

January 22, 2014

In The Netherlands, under the "Knowledge Migrant" category, employers can obtain Dutch work permits for highly skilled international employees, without having to prove that a Dutch or EU worker cannot be found to do the job. As of the 1st of…

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NETHERLANDS: EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals exempt from IND registration

January 10, 2014

The Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) has announced that from the 6th of January 2014, European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Swiss nationals will no longer be required to register with the IND in order to reside and work…

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NETHERLANDS: Annual residence permit for wealthy foreign investors

November 5, 2013

From the 1st of October wealthy foreign investors to the Netherlands, with a minimum capital of €1,250,000 to invest, will be able to obtain a regular residence permit for a year. In offering such an annual residence permit, the State…

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NETHERLANDS: Changes to The Modern Migration Policy Act

June 24, 2013

Effective from the 1st of June 2013, the Dutch Modern Migration Policy Act, referred to as "MOMI," has reformed the work and residence permit application process in the Netherlands. The new Admission and Residence Procedure (TEV) for Residence Permit Applications…

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NETHERLANDS: Delays to Processing of Knowledge Migrant Residence Permits

November 16, 2012

Employers in the Netherlands have been advised to expect delays to Knowledge Migrant residence permit decisions. The Immigration and Naturalisation Department (IND) has indicated that these delays are due to implementation problems with the new online application system. Consequently, applications…

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