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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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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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Calling parents with a residence permit to live with a minor Dutch child (Chavez)

Recently the IND published the following text on its website under the conditions for further applications after a residence permit for staying with a minor Dutch child.

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Elles Besselsen speaks at Loving Day

Elles Besselsen was a speaker at this year's Loving Day, June 12th. Together with Betty de Hart, she spoke about the legal hurdles Dutch women encounter when they want to bring their foreign partner to the Netherlands.

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Residence permit foreign investor issued

Since the Netherlands introduced the Foreign investors entry scheme in 2013, only very few permits based on the scheme have been issued.

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Philippines sign Apostille Convention

Taking effect on 14 May 2019, the Philippines are party to the Apostille Convention.

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Definitive exemption for employed candidates from ONA test

By decision of 10 April 2019, the Civic integration decree was amended. This legislative amendment came into effect on 20 April 2019. Earlier, we reported that the proposal of the minister of Social Affairs and Employment to exempt employed candidates from the ONA test (‘Orientation on the Dutch labor market’) was delayed. From 1 April 2019 it was already possible however, for employed candidates to request an exemption pending the final amendment.

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