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Residence permit to work after end of relationship

23 September 2019 Foreigners holding a permit to stay with spouse or partner can work without a work permit. In general, foreigners are freely admitted to the Dutch labour market after holding a residence permit for at least 5 year. The Secretary of State now emphasizes that foreigners whose marriage or relationship ends within this 5 year period, also lose their full access to the Dutch labour market. In case these foreigners apply for a residence permit for the purpose of work, they will need a labour tested work permit. These labour tested work permits are hardly issued. Meaning that the application for a residence permit to work will be rejected.


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The Council of State rules that Dutch citizenship can be re-assessed

14 February 2020 The Council of State made an important ruling today regarding former Dutch nationals who have automatically lost their Dutch citizenship. Until...

Online notification duty for posted workers as of 1 March 2020

14 January 2020 As of 1 March, 2020, employers and self-employed from the European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland who are temporarily...

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