Business travellers/Schengen visa

What is a Schengen visa? The Schengen C visa is the mostly used visa for tourists and business travellers from non EU origin. It enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen zone from any of the Schengen member countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone. Non EU employees […]



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Hiring UK citizens post Brexit

UK citizens who will move to the Netherlands after January 31st yet before December 31st, 2020 will not have to undergo an immigration procedure. Hiring UK citizens post Brexit hasn’t changed from the old situation! UK non EU country? After January 31st the UK has formally become a non EU country. However, due to the […]



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Posted Workers

You may already have heard of the implementation of the Terms of Employment Posted Workers in the European Union Act. In Dutch this is “Wet arbeidsvoorwaarden gedetacheerde werknemers in de Europese Unie” (WagwEU). This law was enforced in June 2016 and has replaced the “Wet arbeidsvoorwaarden grensoverschrijdende arbeid” (WAGA). Just for posted workers, not for […]



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Immigration salary requirements 2020

The salary requirements for knowledge migrants and Blue Card Holders per 1 January 2020 have been announced.



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Responsibilities as a recognised immigration sponsor

The Highly Skilled Migrant (HSM) procedure is in many cases an easy and fast way to get your new non EU employees to the Netherlands. We can assist with this and other various immigration procedures, including the aplplication for recognised sponsorship with the IND. Requirements, rights and responsibilities HSM procedure One of the requirements of […]



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Dutch immigration authorities introduce My IND

My IND being introduced by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) We live in a fast-paced environment and in an era where the availability of information on demand has become absolutely necessary. The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) could not have chosen a better time to introduce their web portal My IND. This […]



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Brexit update April 2, 2019

The outcome of the Brexit process still remains unclear. What will happen after April 12? Will the UK leave the EU with the agreement that PM May has negotiated after all? Or will there be a ‘hard Brexit’, without an agreement? Will a further postponement be decided on? Please see my earlier blog about how […]



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Brexit for UK citizens living in the Netherlands; update

The deadline for Brexit is now October 31st. It may well be that there will be no deal (Dutch bank ING thinks the chance is 25%) by that date. What does a no-deal Brexit mean for UK citizens living in the Netherlands? Arrival before March 29, 2019 You have most probably received a temporary residence […]



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Salary requirements 2019 for immigration and 30% ruling

Salary requirements 2019 for immigration and 30% ruling

Salary requirement 2019 for highly skilled migrants The highly skilled migrant (HSM) procedure is used for employees with a non-EU nationality who work on a local (Dutch) contract. The question if those employees are highly skilled is measured by their income level, not so much through their educational or professional background. The HSM salary requirement […]



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The IND fees will be adjusted

Cost-saving adjustments of IND fees per 3 May 2018

Cost-saving news! We are happy to share some cost-saving news with our clients. Recently, The IND calculated new cost prices and announced that they will reduce the IND fees for several applications.  Some of the adjustments are even quite significant. Additional good news is that no rates will be increased. The IND fees will be adjusted per […]



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