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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.

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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.

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Currently, family reunification in the Netherlands is only possible for members of the nuclear family unit. The nuclear family unit are the partners/spouses and children under 18.

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Until 2012 it was possible to let your (grand-) parent come to the Netherlands from outside the EU under the so called “elderly policy”. In order to be accepted the following conditions had to be met: it had to concern the single parent of a Dutch child/children (or holders of a permanent residence permit in the Netherlands), who is more than 65 years old. All children should reside in the Netherlands and (jointly) they should meet the income requirement

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Webinar for foreign art students

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, starts at 4pm
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Our annual free lecture for foreign art students who want to stay in the Netherlands after graduation, will take place as a webinar this year! The webinar will address the following:

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Important information for private clients...

...about submission of applications and procedures during the COVID-19/corona measures

It has been several weeks since the COVID-19/corona measures have been implemented. The offices and desks of the IND, as well as Court buildings, are mostly closed. Many people are under the impression that this means all procedures have been put on hold and it is not possible to submit an application for a residence permit, for an extension of a residence permit or for a change of an existing residence permit. This impression is not correct. Both the IND and the judiciary are working remotely as much as possible.

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Civic integration for Turkish to be reintroduced

Dutch minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Koolmees, announced in a letter to the Parliament that a civic integration obligation for Turkish newcomers will be reintroduced. A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union supports his proposal.

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Standard means amounts for family reunification as of 1 January 2020

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 January 2020 below.

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Family members of self-employed foreign nationals can now work in employment

As already announced in our article of November 20th, as of 1 January 2020 family members of self-employed persons will have free access to the Dutch labour market and can therefore work in employment. Family members of self-employed persons that do not have free access to the Dutch labour market yet, can apply to change their residence permit according to the new rules mentioned above.

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