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Vera Kidjan

Vera Kidjan

attorney-at-law, partner

Phone: +31(0)20 752 32 17
LinkedIn: Vera Kidjan

Vera became a partner at Everaert Advocaten in 2004. She has more than 20 years' experience with regular migration law and nationality law. Her clients include private individuals as well as corporate entities.

Vera’s specific expertise lies in international adoptions, descent and other issues of family law in which Dutch citizenship must be established. She is one of the few specialists in the Netherlands in this area.

Vera chairs the America Desk. She has considerable expertise with residence permits under the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty.


Vera is a regular contributor to Adoption Magazine and publishes frequently about adoption, nationality and private international law.

For a list of publications in Dutch please refer to the Dutch profile page.

Netherlands Bar registration

Vera Kidjan has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Immigration law
  • Family law 
    • Private international law
    • Legal parentage and recognition of parentage

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


WRV - Dutch professional organization for immigration attorneys
Society for Women and Law
FJR - Committee for Family- and Juvenile Law
Adviseur AIESEC - Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales
AmCham - American Chamber of Commerce
AABC - Amsterdam American Business Club


"Regels omzeilen in het belang van het kind?", Adoptietijdschrift 2/2012

"Twee zusjes, één adoptie", Adoptietijdschrift 9/2012

"Gevolgen Nederlands gezinsherenigingsbeleid (deel 1)", Migrantenrecht, 2004/8

"Europese Richtlijn gezinshereniging (deel 2)", Migrantenrecht, 2004/9 en 10

"De Europese verblijfsroute voor de niet-Europeaan" Over De Grens 7, 2012/9

"De Europese verblijfsroute voor de niet-Europeaan (2)" Over de grens 9, 2012/11

"Wetsvoorstel fnuikend voor arbeidsmigratie?", A&MR 2012, nr. 10

"Helaas voor arbeidsmigrant" NRC Handelsblad, 23 april 2013

Monthly publication in Netherlands adoption magazine