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Foreign entrepreneurs exempted from ONA integration exam

17 September 2020 The regulation to pass the integration exam is easened for foreign entrepreneurs. Foreigners holding a residence permit to work as an entrepreneur are exempted from the mandatory exam Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market (ONA). Reason for this exemption is that in order to qualify for a residence permit to work as an foreign entrepreneur, this group of foreigners is already assessed on active entrepreneurial skills. This exemption works retro-actively as of 13 March 2020. The exemption must be applied for at DUO.  

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Update: further travel restrictions per 23 January 2021

21 January 2021 The Dutch government has announced further travel restrictions per 23 January. Under the new measures also the following category of travellers...

Civic Integration Act (Wet Inburgering): Court rules fine wrongly imposed

14 January 2021 In this case, advocated by Sander Groen, DUO (Dienst Uitvoeringsorganisatie) imposed a fine of € 1,250 because the foreign national did not...

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