Thomas van Houwelingenattorney-at-law
Thomas specializes in employment-based immigration. His application work includes work and residence permits for highly skilled workers as well as sponsor registration applications. He advises both large international companies and small businesses.
He also deals with matters related to the right of residence of citizens of the EU, notably cases concerning family-based applications involving family members from outside the EU. He is also known for providing advice on complex international private law issues in cases of ancestry, nationality and naturalization.
He is an editorial board member of the Journal on Immigration Law.
Thomas studied both Law and French Language & Culture at Leiden University.
Netherlands Bar registration
Thomas van Houwelingen has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
- Immigration law
- Family law
- Private international law
- Legal parentage and recognition of parentage
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.
1 April 2019 IBA - Legal obligations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Venezuelan refugees (content restricted to IBA members)
Focus group Europe of Lawyers 4 Lawyers
Immigration Law Working Group of NJCM - the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
EILN - European Immigration Lawyers Network
CCI France Pays-Bas - French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands
WRV - Dutch professional organization for immigration attorneys
IBA - International Bar Association