Dutch citizens or holders of a Dutch residence permit for a non-temporary purpose of residence (except for study) may bring their foreign partner (whether married or unmarried) to the Netherlands.
On 10 May 2017, the EU Court of Justice delivered an important ruling on the residence rights of parents without a residence permit who take care of Dutch children. The verdict is named after one of the parents who brought the case to the Court of Justice: Chavez Vilchez.
Currently, family reunification in the Netherlands is only possible for members of the core family unit. The core family unit are the partners/spouses and children under 18. Adult children are not part of the core family unit. However, it is possible to bring your young adult child to the Netherlands in some cases.
Currently, family reunification in the Netherlands is only possible for members of the core family unit. The core family unit are the partners/spouses and children under 18. The (grand)parents of adults are not part of the core family unit. It is however still possible to bring your parent to the Netherlands in some cases.
Perspective on permanent residence for 'Chavez parents'
On September 7, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) answered some important preliminary questions regarding the Chavez residence document for non-European parents of minor Dutch children.Read more ...
Standard means amounts for family reunification as of 1 July 2022
The income amounts, considered by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) as adequate financial resources for applications for family reunification, are revised every 6 months. You will find the new standard means requirements as of 1 July 2022 below.Read more ...
IND does no longer accept all registered partnerships
As of March 1, 2022, registered partnerships from particular countries and regions are no longer recognized by the IND. If you have a certificate of registered partnership from one of these countries or regions, you are considered unmarried by the IND. This has, among other things, consequences for family reunification.Read more ...
Webinar for foreign art students 2022
DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
TIME: 4.30 pm
Our annual free lecture for international art students who want to stay in the Netherlands after graduation, will take place as a webinar again this year. The webinar will address the following:Read more ...
Language requirement for naturalization and permanent residence remains level A2 in 2022
In 2022, the new Civic Integration Act 2021 enters info force. See also our previous article on the subject: New Civic Integration Act postponed.Read more ...