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Is dual nationality Dutch – South-African a possibility?

Do you have the South African nationality and are you wondering if you can obtain the Dutch nationality without losing your South African nationality? This article will provide you with more information on this. The general rule in the Netherlands is that you must renounce other nationalities when you become Dutch through naturalization. In South […]

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Return of Susanne Mooij

We are pleased to announce that Susanne Mooij will return to our firm as an attorney-counsel as of April 1st. With more than 15 years of experience in Dutch and European immigration law, Susanne is an asset to our team. Susanne has a focus on assisting clients in the creative industry, including artists, designers, dancers […]

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Changes regarding the obligation to keep and retain records for recognized sponsors of highly skilled migrants subject to reduced salary criterion

As a recognized sponsor, the employer of a highly skilled migrant has the obligation to keep and retain details of the foreign national in their records. This obligation comes down to retaining the evidence showing that the foreign national meets the conditions for the requested residence permit. Failure to comply with this obligation can be […]

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Change public order policy naturalisation

A naturalisation or option request may be rejected if someone poses a danger to public order. Following a judgment by the Administrative Law Division of the Council of State on August 30, 2023, the State Secretary of Justice and Security has amended the public order policy for option and naturalisation. Previously, a request for Dutch […]

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Partial implementation of new rules on EU Blue Card

The revised EU Directive for the European Blue Card was adopted on October 21, 2021. Pending the full implementation of this Directive, some of the new rules for the European Blue Card came into effect on November 18, 2023. The relevant application forms have been adjusted accordingly. This news article will outline the most significant […]

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In the news: permit for professional footballers

The transfer deadline day is nearing. With Jordan Henderson’s transfer to Ajax, migration law has been in the spotlight in the Netherlands in recent weeks, as he was not immediately eligible to play. Henderson did not yet have a valid Single Permit, which he requires as the UK is no longer part of the EU. […]

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Option and Naturalization Fees 2024

Application fees for Dutch citizenship requests, by naturalization or option, are revised annually. As of 1 January 2024, the IND charges the following amounts: Category Application fees in 2023 Application fees in 2022 Single option request € 217 € 206 Option request with partner € 370 € 351 Child < 18 joining option request € 24 € 23 Single naturalization request € 1.023 € 970 Naturalization […]

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Elles Besselsen en Thomas van Houwelingen-Boer join our partnership

We end this year on a high note. Earlier this month we witnessed two of our paralegals, Leonie Haenen and Sofia Helbing being sworn in as lawyers, marking the start of their apprenticeship within our firm. On top of that, we are delighted to announce that as of January 1st 2024, our dear colleagues Thomas […]

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