NETHERLANDS – New Single Permit Beginning April 1, 2014

From April 1, 2014 foreign nationals from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland will be able to apply for a single, combined work and residence permit (GVVA) at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND). Details Qualifying applicants who wish to… Read more »

NETHERLANDS – Suspension of Limits on Business Visitors until New Legislation Created

A recent Dutch law unintentionally limited third-country nationals from visiting the Netherlands multiple times per year for business meetings. Under the law, business visitors were only permitted one uninterrupted stay of up to 13 weeks in a 52-week period. As… Read more »

NETHERLANDS – Minimum Salary Levels for 2014 Announced

The Dutch immigration authorities have announced new minimum salary levels to take effect beginning January 1, 2014 for Knowledge Migrant Workers (aka Highly Skilled Migrants) and Blue Card applicants coming to the Netherlands. In addition to minimum salary levels increasing,… Read more »

NETHERLANDS – Birth Certificates for Principal Knowledge Migrant Applicants No Longer Required; Biometric Scanners Introduced from Feb 2014

The Expatcenter in Amsterdam has announced that beginning January 1 2014, highly skilled migrants coming to the Netherlands under the Knowledge Migrant Program will no longer be required to submit legalized birth certificates in support of their registration applications. Additionally,… Read more »