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Dutch ‘Golden Visa’ (investor permit) no success

14 May 2019 In October 2013 the ‘golden visa’ was introduced in the Netherlands. Foreign investors can obtain a Dutch residence permit if they invest € 1,25 million in an Dutch innovative company or...

Almost 20,000 highly skilled foreigners arriving in the Netherlands in 2018

15 April 2019 A total of 19,840 visa and work permit applications for highly skilled migrants , EU Blue Cards and intra corporate transferees were filed in 2018. In 2017 this number was 16,640: an increase...

Tuberculosis (TB) test: more nationalities exempted

10 April 2019 The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) recently published an updated list of nationalities that do not have to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) test when arriving in the Netherlands....

District Court ruling on monthly salary payment to EU Blue Card holder

24 March 2019 The Labour Inspection imposed a penalty of € 8,000 to a company employing an EU Blue Card holder, because this EU Blue Card holder did not receive its salary every month. The EU Blue Card...

Highly Skilled Workers: ‘Netherlands popular destination country’

5 March 2019 The Dutch government strives to make the Netherlands as attractive as possible as a destination country for highly skilled workers. To try to improve its government policies and work in practise...

European Commission critical on ‘golden visa’ schemes

31 January 2019 The European Commission has presented a ‘ Report on Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union ’ on 23 January 2019. Becoming citizen through investment is also being...

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