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Right to continue to work pending renewal GVVA (Single Permit)

6 April 2017 As of 5 April 2017 employees holding a GVVA (Single Permit for Residence and Work) are allowed to continue working pending the renewal application. This was prohibited.

To have this right:

-        The application has to be filed prior to expiry date of the current permit;

-        The employee has to do the same work for the same employer;

-        The employee must have a VA-sticker (Sticker Stay Notification) in his passport so that he can show that he is allowed to work pending the renewal.

A VA-sticker is issued at local IND Offices upon appointment.


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...

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)...