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Travel restrictions extended until 15 May 2020

17 april 2020   The European Commission requested the Schengen Member States and the Schengen Associated States to prolong in the application of the travel restriction on non-essential travel from third...

Corona and Travel to the Netherlands

18 maart 2020 The European Union decided that all non-essential travel from third countries to the Schengenarea is restricted for at least 30 days. Please read here the communication from the European...

Schengen Visa: New Rules for Multiple Entry Visa and increase in Filing Fees

23 februari 2020 The Schengen Visa Code has been amended and these new rules on short-stay visas apply from 2 February 2020. Background for these changes are the following: since 2009, the number of Schengenvisa...

Government filing fees 2020 for EU Blue Card

29 december 2019 The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has published the government filing fees for 2020. The filing fees for the EU Blue Card , the Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant permit and the...

Per 1 January 2020 spouses of entrepreneurs can work without a work permit

18 december 2019 As of 1 January 2020 spouses and (registered) partners of entrepreneurs that hold a Dutch residence permit to work as entrepreneur, can work in regular employment (as employee) without the need to...

EU Blue Card salary threshold 2020 Netherlands

4 december 2019 The salary thresholds to obtain a work and residence permit for highly qualified migrants are published today . The salary threshold to qualify for the EU Blue Card in the Netherlands per 1...