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Croatians can work in the Netherlands without work permit per 1 July 2018

11 June 2018 The Dutch government has decided on 8 June 2018 that Croatian nationals can also make use of the ‘freedom of movement of persons’ within the European Union as of 1 July 2018. The Dutch...

EU Directive for Researchers and Students

18 May 2018 EU Directive 2016/801   will take effect on 23 May 2018. This Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 regulates the conditions of entry and residence of...

EU Blue Card holders and right for search period

3 April 2018 Highly skilled migrants (‘kennismigranten’) did already have the legal right for a search period of 3 months after premature termination of their employment agreement. EU Blue Card holders...

EU Blue Card Government filing fee reduced

30 March 2018 The government filing fees for the EU Blue Card is lowered as of 3 May 2018. Also other work related residence permits, like the highly skilled migrant permit and the intra corporate transferee...

Salary threshold for EU Blue Card in 2018

4 December 2017 The new salary threshold to qualify for the EU Blue Card in 2018 is published. The gross monthly salary threshold is EUR 5,160 exclusive of 8% holiday allowance. Applications filed in...

Nationals of Ukraine travel visa free

9 June 2017 As of 11 June 2017, nationals of Ukraine will no longer require a visa for a short stay visit (that is a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period) to the Netherlands and the other Schengen...

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