On 1 October 2019, the current regulation for Asian restaurants will come to an end. This regulation entails a yearly quota for the number of permits issued to qualified chefs in the Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Tibetan and Vietnamese kitchen.
When an employer in the Asian catering industry wishes to hire a chef from outside the EU, he/she must apply for a combined work/residence permit (GVVA). In some situations, special conditions apply.
In a number of EU Member States, you can obtain the status of long-term resident EC. This is a European type of permanent residence permit.
Did you receive the status of long-term resident EC in another EU country and do you want to apply for a residence permit for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands? Then more favourable conditions apply to you.
If you want to know how you can receive the status of long-term resident EC in the Netherlands, go to the page Permanent residency.
If you want to know how you can receive the status of long-term resident EC in another EU country, please consult the authorities in the concerned country. You can find a list of participating countries here.
To scientific researchers who want to conduct research at a research institute in the Netherlands, other conditions apply than to regular highly skilled migrants. Scientific researchers can get a permit based on Directive 2005/71/EC.