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Privileged

Diplomats and employees of International Organisations are granted special status which is termed ‘privileged’. The Dutch Aliens Act does not apply to them and instead they are issued a residence permit or residence document from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Based on the Aliens Act, holders of a privileged status document may only apply for an indefinite residence permit following a period of 10 years of uninterrupted official residence in the Netherlands. Among the additional possibilities following this length of residence is that of acquiring the Dutch nationality.

The issuance of an indefinite residence permit does mean however forfeiting the privileged status assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Loosing this status, especially for the main income earner, means that all other family members also lose their privileged status. Furthermore, no distinction is made between family members who would qualify for an indefinite residence permit and those who would not. It is therefore strongly advised to inform yourself fully about the consequences before deciding to forfeit one’s privileged status. 

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New regulation for Asian cooks per 1 October 2019

10 September 2019 The new regulation for work permits for Asian cooks is publised. Only speciality restaurants of the following kitchens can apply for these work...

New regulation for employees of start-ups

12 August 2019 In the summer of 2020 a new regulation for employees from outside the European Union of innovative start-ups will enter into force. This new...

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