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The Netherlands ranks 5th in 2019 as world’s most valuable passport

15 November 2019 This ranking is based upon the Henley Passport Index. Henley & Partners provides with its ‘Passport Index’ every year a ranking of the world's most valuable passports. The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations the passport holders can access without a prior visa.

In 2019 the Netherlands holds the 5th place in this index with a visa free access to 185 countries. The Netherlands shares this 5th place with two other countries: Austria and Portugal. Japan and Singapore rank both on the first place. Their passport holders can access 190 countries without a prior visa.

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Government filing fees 2020 for EU Blue Card

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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...

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