The proposed restrictions on family reunification will take effect per 1 October 2012. The Netherlands will restrict family reunification to spouses, registered partners and minor children. Unmarried partners and major children will not be eligible any longer for family reunification.
Same sex partner, who by law in the country of origin of the partner are not allowed to marry, are eligible for a temporary residence permit in the Netherland for a period of 6 months. In these 6 months the same sex partners have to marry in the Netherlands or close a registered partnership.
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