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Kroes Advocaten has assisted through the years many, many clients. Our clients value our excellent client orientated service, our rapid response time, clear communication and advice, to the point legal analyses and our very competitive fees.

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"We came to Kroes Advocaten office with almost no hope for success. My case was very complicated mostly because of many intricate factors affecting the situation. All previous lawyers we contacted either simply refused to help me referring to impossibility to win the case or proposed some shady ways full of risks. Pieter Krop is a real professional. He is a lawyer who does not take unnecessary risks and would never recommend you anything without having a confidence in a successful outcome. After 5 minutes of our conversation he already knew a way out from my curvy and twisted situation! It signifies his high knowledge of the law. Not only Pieter based his solution on his personal extensive knowledge and juridical experience, but also he asked for a second opinion of one of his colleagues in order to minimize the risks. And only after that he came back to us with the final solution. It refers to a high professionalism of Pieter. The rest went very fast. Within one day Pieter prepared a well justified objection to IND. I had no need to do anything myself! No more stressful calls to IND and unwanted emotions. All the communication with IND was carried out by Pieter. In case of any questions, he responded me within minutes in a very friendly and professional form. I have honestly got an impression that he does care about his customers and understands our worries. Finally, our objection was found grounded and we won the case. I think I do not need to add anything else here. Just one more thing, Pieter has definitely deserved my personal respect."
Alexander Belov / Appeal highly skilled migrant, work permit and full access labour market 

"I worked with Kroes Advocaten when I lived in Amsterdam in 2010 and upon returning this past year, used them again to get my entrepreneur's permit. The team moved quickly, answered my questions promptly, offered thoughtful advice to my often far-ranging questions and helped me become an entrepreneur within weeks. I would recommend them to any expat looking to work in Amsterdam."
Catherine Smith / DAFT Entrepreneur

"Sander Groen has made it possible for me to make my very complicated dream to work and reside in Holland possible! He is always available for any stress with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and he is very knowledgeable of all the ins and outs of the Dutch Immigration law. I recommend him to any of my friends." 
Yehia Fahmi / Highly Skilled Migrant

“After few years of study and work, my residence history was put in jeopardy because of the company re-organization due to the crisis. Before I took my case to Mr. Sander Groen at Kroes Advocaten, I had already received two rejections from the IND for the same application for change of purpose of stay, the second one while being represented by another lawyer. With the first attempt, Mr Groen easily convinced the IND to withdraw the initial decision (rejection). Long story short, he literally changed my situation from having to leave the country, to getting my permanent residence permit: saving my residence history and my career. He carefully listens to the client's story and puts quality effort in the case, perfectly matching the client's situation. Without a doubt, he is one of the best immigration lawyers in this country.
Alireza H. / Entrepreneur / Permanent permit

"Kroes Advocaten succesfully obtained a visa for me to spend a year working at a large tertiary care hospital in the Netherlands during my sabbatical from an American University. Additionally, they negotiated visas for my wife and our daughters. Their team assisted the human resources department of the hospital in arranging my residency and work documents. Given the unique feautures of my case, Kroes Advocaten was imaginative and resourceful in finding a timely solution."
Dr. Nils Johnson / Work Permit and Family Reunification

"Pieter Krop and the team at Kroes Advocaten were extremely easy to work with and helped us successfully apply for and receive our visas. All of our interactions was friendly and efficient, and we were very pleased with a positive outcome".
Scott Smith / DAFT Entrepreneur

"When some year's ago my partner and future husband had problems to get a residence and working permit for the Netherlands, I started calling immigration lawyers around. After speaking on the phone with several of them, I talked to Mr. Sander Groen from Kroes Advocaten. After that talk I knew that he had the right knowledge and attitude to help us. The process took long time and there were some sudden turns along the way, but he was able to support us through them. We are even so grateful both for the help of the technicalities of the application and the support we got when the situation did not look good. At the time of complications he was reachable beyond the office hours and able to remind us that whatever we were told, we had a right legal basis for our application. I personally valued his mental coaching and in the end everything went smoothly with IND". Siri Siltasalmi / EU Family reunification with third country national 

"Fantastic, you guys have been absolutely amazing at helping me out with this return visa. Got back to me much quicker than I expected! Really appreciate the work done for me".
Dennis Lau / Highly Skilled Migrant

"My experience with Kroes Advocaten has been very positive, specifically when it comes to being well-informed, timely, as well as exceptionally fair, with regard to pricing and having the best interest of their clients in mind. I highly recommend them to any individual or organization in need of settlement assistance with for the Netherlands". Niki / Entrepreneur

"The Dutch State has deprived me of my Dutch nationality. I have mandated "Kroes Advocaten to take all necessary steps to regain my Dutch nationality. They have succeeded! I further note that: the assistance was very efficient, the procedure did not exceed the costs estimation made by Kroes Advocaten, they provided me with detailed information about the documents I had to collect, and the cooperation was very professional, respectful and friendly. Especially Ms Sarah Lindeboom, who worked on my case, has done alle efforts from her side to bring my case to a succes, for which I am very, very grateful."
Mr. John van Gilst / Renunciation and obtainment of Dutch Nationality

"Kroes Advocaten were fantastic to work with during my successful visa application process. They were honest from the very beginning about how difficult & time consuming the process could be but at all times confidently encouraged my application. Sheryl was passionate about ensuring that "every 'I' as dotted and 't' was crossed. She thoroughly investigated every subtle nuance of my case and kept me informed of every new development in a timely manner. We worked as a team through the whole process and were both ecstatic with the result!"
Kerry Finlayson / Entrepreneur

"If looking for words to describe these lawyers, then you can trust them for reliability, precision, resolve to give client success and unequal professionalism. I was blessed to have them because I consulted two other lawyers of the same discipline who said my case was almost impossible. But one was honest to direct me to Kroes Advocaten, and eventually with hard work, I got my work and residence permit and brought my family from Ghana."
Samuel Abeka / Work Permit for Religious Leader and Family Reunification.

"We were living in Hawaii near the end of our careers when we fell in love with Amsterdam and decided we wanted to move here. For our friends, the question was, "Why?" but for us it was, "How?". At first immigration looked impossible, but then we learned of the Dutch American Friendship Treaty and discovered Kroes Advocaten. We're pretty sure our immigration situation was unique, but Sheryl Goldberg put us completely at ease with her knowledge of the Treaty and the necessary steps to make our relocation a reality. Following her guidance, we put together the required paperwork as we prepared for the move, and within two weeks of arriving in Amsterdam we had met with city and immigration officials, we were official Amsterdam residents, and we were on the way to receiving residence permits. Several years have passed and Sheryl continues to guide us with renewals and other immigration-related help. The quality of our life in Amsterdam has exceeded our wildest dreams, and Sheryl and Kroes Advocaten made our move here so much easier that it might have been."
Harrison and Sharene Klein / DAFT Entrepreneur's

"We have contacted Kroes Advocaten to bring artists from India and Sri Lanka to the Netherlands. This had to be done within the legal framework of the Dutch Immigration Act. The project was to build a Hindu temple as written in the Hindu Ahaman prescription. We needed 15 wood artists and 6 artist painters. Mr Kroes and Ms Sarah Lindeboom has assisted us to receive the required work permits. The cooperation and communication with Kroes Advocaten was very good. We are very satisfied with the services they have provided. They always had time to answer our questions. We are still working with Sarah. Now to recive a visa and work permit for our new "Kurukkal (priest)  from India"
Mr. G. Manoraahavan, President of the Foundation Sri Varatharaja Selvavinayagar / Work Permits

Both Pieter and Inge did a great job with my case and I'm extremely thankful. I could not get any information or advice regarding my rejected visa and further actions in Russia. Luckily I chose Kroes Advocaten to help me out. There was very little time left till my trip but they managed to speed up the process and I got my visa on time! The case was complicated by several circumstances and I think I would not manage to succeed with this appeal on my own. Inge (working with me for the biggest part of the case) gave me very valuable information and requested just the right documents. I recommend both Pieter, Inge and Kroes Advocaten, who will handle your case in a very caring, friendly and informative way. I'm definitely a client of theirs from now on when there's a need. Thank you!"
Anna / Schengenvisa

"Kroes Advocaten has helped me to secure a permanent residency. Pieter Krop is an excellent Attorney. His has an excellent background: his knowledge in theory with his PhD experience and combine it with practice as Attorney. He provides advice based on your situation, provides alternatives and solutions and what is not applicable but he emphasises it based on the fact. What I really appreciate that Pieter would never take advantage of your situation. I appreciate his honesty and guidance as I was blind sided by other reputable Law Firm which provided me a very wrong information. Pieter showed the regulation and also explained to me. He is very patience and competent despite my impatience personality. When I prepared my application for the Permanent Residence, Pieter asked me whether he would like him to advice me on documents preparation for the application then I submit the application or i would like to have Pieter as my representative for the application."
Rahmilyna Putri

"My family’s experience with the immigration attorneys at Kroes Advocaten was exactly what we wanted: short and sweet. As with most countries, immigration law in the Netherlands is complex and confusing even for native speakers. After responding to our inquiry with regard to our desire to live as temporary residents in the Netherlands while our daughter attends school here, we went with Kroes Advocaten because of the firm’s experience, professionalism and success rate. Sander Groen, the attorney at Kroes Advocaten who took our case, instructed us that our best immigration solution was to seek temporary-resident status as entrepreneurs based on the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty. After an exchange of emails, we understood the requirements for this approach and, quite importantly, we knew exactly what documents we needed to bring with us upon arrival to the Netherlands. When we finally jumped through all the hoops (in the proper order with the required documents), as had been outlined by Sander, Netherlands Immigration (IND) informed us that a decision on our status could take as long as four months. Four days later we were approved. It was more than we could have hoped for, especially when one considers that we simply could not have done it alone. Thanks Kroes Advocaten and Sander! We will be using your services again in two years when we will need to renew."
Bennett Witt / Entrepreneur

"My experience with Kroes Advocaten and in particular, Inge Eggen-te Pas, has been very positive. She thoroughly explained the residence option for me and the whole process. A reasonable estimate of costs was provided and adhered to. During the process Inge responded promptly by email or phone to all my questions and need for repeat explanations. This was a trouble free process that was successfully concluded within the projected time frame. I highly recommend Kroes Advocaten for resolution of residence issues."
Gail Rowell / DAFT Entrepreneur 

"My experiences with Inge Eggen- te Pas and Kroes Advocaten have been overwhelmingly positive. Before deciding to go with her and the firm, I spoke with four other firms in the country. Inge and Kroes Advocaten seemed by far the most trustworthy, timely, and knowledgeable. Inge performed a successful recovery of my residence permit renewal rejection, doing it efficiently and effectively. Within three months of taking on my case, she managed to get the rejection reversed. This was after I had been trying to deal with the Immigration Office for a year by myself I heartily appreciate the expertise and effort that Inge put into my case to render a positive result."
Dustin C. Hsiao / Entrepreneur