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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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Hague court recognizes name changes from abroad

If you are Dutch, then Dutch law governing names, applies. Even if you have another nationality besides the Dutch nationality. If you are not Dutch, then the law governing names of your nationality applies. In that case, the Dutch authorities must recognize any changes in names that have taken place outside the Netherlands. This does […]

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Naturalisation Day 2023

Naturalisation Day is celebrated every year on 15 December. On this day, an extra festive naturalisation ceremony takes place at Dutch municipalities. The ceremony is the final requirement for acquiring Dutch nationality. During the ceremony, new Dutch citizens make the Declaration of Solidarity in which they promise to respect the freedoms and rights that come […]

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New salary thresholds 2024

Today, the new salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants, intra-company transfers, Blue Card holders, and recent graduates in the Netherlands were published. The following salary thresholds will apply per January 1st, 2024: The above presents the minimum gross salary per month, excluding 8% holiday allowance. All applications filed after 31 December 2023 will need to […]

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New law establishing statelessness and Dutch citizenship

On October 1, 2023, the Law on Determination of Statelessness entered into force. One of the reasons for this new law is criticism from the Advisory Commission on Aliens Affairs (ACVZ) on the Dutch approach to statelessness. Before this law entered into force, the Netherlands did not have a procedure in place to determine statelessness. […]

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