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Residence Permit In The Netherlands

The two types of residence permit for people looking to live in Netherlands are the;

  • Temporary residence permit; and the,
  • Permanent residence permit

If you plan to stay in Netherlands for 90 days or less, you will require a short stay Schengen Visa and if you are looking to stay longer than 90 days, then a residence permit is required.

Reiss Edwards Immigration Lawyers can assist you through the application process and help you understand the requirements. At the end of the process, you will receive a residence permit number and the right to stay in the Netherlands based on the type of residence permit you applied for.

Applying For A Dutch Residence Permit

A Dutch residence permit grants you permission to live in the Netherlands for a definite period of time. Again, if you plan to stay in the Netherlands for less than 90days and you are not a citizen of any of the EU countries, a residence permit or a short stay visa is required.

The following persons can make an application for a Dutch residence permit:

  1. A Foreign Investor
  2. A Spouse, Unmarried Partner or Family member
  3. A Self-Employed individual or an Employee
  4. An Entrepreneur on a startup visa
  5. A Highly Skilled migrant or Researcher
  6. A Graduate in an orientation year in Netherlands
  7. A Student
  8. A Working Holiday Programme or Exchange
  9. An Asylum Seeker or Refugees
  10. A Turkish National
  11. An Au Pair

Dutch Residence Permit Application Form And Process

To apply for Dutch a residence permit, you will have to first acquire an MVV visa. The MVV grants you entry to the Netherlands while waiting for your residence permit to be processed. It is also possible to apply for both the MVV and the Dutch residence permit through the Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV).

To apply for a resident permit, the requirements that you need includes;

  • Documents containing proof of stay. this could be a marriage certificate, employment contract, or an educational institution in the Netherlands.
  • Passport or identity document should be valid for the period of your stay.
  • You are required to undergo a tuberculosis test within 3 months of living in the Netherlands or your residence permit will be revoked.
  • There must be no intent to pose a threat to the country's peace and security.
  • You should have sufficient funds and documents like salary statements, pay slips or letter from a beneficiary company to show as evidence.
  • There should be a valid health insurance covering you for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands.

What Is The Cost Of Applying For A Resident Permit In The Netherlands?

The cost of applying for a resident permit may vary depending on the type of application. The table below lists out the application costs for a number of applications (excluding legal fees) based on the persons listed above:

A Foreign Investor

The first application, change in the purpose of stay and extension - €2223

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €1112

Married And Unmarried Partner Or Family Member

The first application, change in the purpose of stay and extension - €174

Extension permit for a child over 18 years old with (adoption/foster) parents - €174

A Self-Employed Individual

First application or change in the purpose of the stay - €1379

Change in the purpose of stay: self-employed person after startup - €369

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

Extension – €369

Employee (Intra Company Transferees)

First application and change in the purpose of stay - €290

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

Extension - €290

An Entrepreneur On Start-Up Visa

First application and change in the purpose of stay - €333

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

Change in the purpose of stay: self-employed after start-up - €369

A Highly Skilled Migrant

First application and change in the purpose of stay - €290

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €290

Researcher

The first application, change in the purpose of stay and extension - €174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

A Student

First application or change in the purpose of stay - €174

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

Extension -€174

A Working Holiday Programme Or Exchange

First application - €58

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state -€174

An Asylum Seeker Or Refugees

Temporary asylum residence permit - €0

First application and extension - €0

A Turkish National

Residence permit with MVV - €68

Residence permit without MVV- €58

Extension - €58

An Au Pair

First application or change in the purpose of the stay- €290

Association Agreement EG-Turkey residence permit with MVV- €68

Association Agreement EG-Turkey residence permit without MVV - €58

Holder status long-term resident EU in another EU member state - €174

An IND Recognized Sponsor For Netherlands Residence Permit

A residence permit application process will normally take about 90 days for IND to process your application.

How Long Does It Take For The IND To Respond To My Application?

An in-depth assessment is made by the IND if a company can be a trusted partner for the immigration service. The moment a company is approved to become a recognized sponsor, then applications for highly skilled migrant visas and work permits can be filed.

Can I Renew Or Extend My Dutch Residence Permit Before It Expires?

Renewing your residence permit before it expires is very possible and it is always advisable to do so. Submitting after the expiring date may result in having your residence permit application refused. It is important to submit your residence permit application 3 months before it expires, that way your residence permit will be ready just in time.

Dutch Work Permit In The Netherlands

A Dutch work permit is required for any non-EU citizen who wants to work in Amsterdam or anywhere in the Netherlands, the request for a work permit is made by the employer and the application should be sent to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Department (IND). A work permit is only valid for the period of time an employer stays in the organization and becomes void if they no longer work at the organization.

People eligible to apply for a Dutch work permit are employees who meets up to the criterion of the work(visa) permit requirements. They could be scientific researchers, foreign employees, self-employed persons, or highly skilled immigrants.

Corporate Migration

We are here to offer solutions and ensure your company or business attains global immigration compliance. Our professional Immigration solicitors offers exceptional client services and legal assistance to all immigration matters for both corporate clients and individuals.

Compliance

Compliance is at the forefront of any immigration process. Once you are on board with us, we will ensure each application is fully compliant and ethically lodged

Planning, Advisory & Risk Analysis

At the outset of any immigration initiation we will assess the merits, credentials, risks and pitfalls. This is with a view of presenting a clear, lawful and achievable global immigration process

Remuneration Planning

When dealing with an international assignment many visa and work authorisation types require legal minimum salaries to be paid to travelling clients. Upon the outset of a case, Reiss Edwards will ensure this is covered in the assessment phase.

Human Resource Structuring:

We can advise corporate clients on how best to utilise their Human Resources to accommodate their Global Mobility needs

Management & Tracking

As each case progresses we will keep clients abreast of any significant milestones.

Relocation, Repatriation & Reassignment

Each destination country has different requirements throughout the immigration process. Reiss Edwards will ensure that each.

Policy Design And Review

Our internal team can assist with designing policies which serve our clients specific and individual needs

Cost & Budgeting

We will provide clients a breakdown of costs before an immigration assignment is lodged

Vendor Management

Even if you have an existing vendor list, we can easily integrate our systems with yours

Moving To Netherlands From The UK

About 43,000 British Nationals resides in the Netherlands. Countries under EU/EEA/Swiss citizens have the right to reside, work and study in Netherlands without a work permit or a residence permit. As a British Citizen, you can gain entry into Netherlands with just a valid passport or travel ID and you do not need a work permit to work in Netherlands. You are entitled equal rights with Dutch citizens in terms of employment, working conditions and social tax benefits.

You will also be granted access to visit countries in the Schengen area or anywhere in the EU for 90 days without a visa. Cases where British citizens stay longer than 3 months, application for Verification against EU law and request for certificate of lawful residence can be filed. It is important to know that as a UK citizen, Brexit will not affect your right to live and work in Netherlands. There is a transition period after Brexit, during this period EU rules and regulation will remain in the UK until 31st December.

Best Netherlands Immigration Lawyers In London

The responsibility of an immigration lawyer is to assist foreigners to move and reside legally which is why we are here. Reiss Edwards immigration Lawyers (Immigratie Advocaten) are a team of migration law advisors. We are experts in handling applications for residence permits, visas, legal representation for residence permit withdrawal and consultation on migration matters. We bring value, excellence and integrity to the table. We are highly committed to our clients and ensure their best interest. Do not hesitate to contact us for any legal assistance.

Reiss Edwards Awards

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Three Best Rated
Department For International Development
University Of Cambridge
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O.L

Andy Tieu is absolutely amazing.

As a lawyer myself I can categorically say that he knows his stuff, gentle, responsive, cares about you and not just about the money, very professional.
I mean I can go on and on!

Andy and the entire team at Reiss Edwards are amazing!

Thanks again Andy.

Kiran Sardar


I found Joe very helpful and tremendous patience which is a must in this professional as there are lots of emotions always involved in each and every case.

The way they dealt with my case during COVID19 Situation is highly appreciable. I would definitely recommend Joe D. and Anna F. Anna is an amazing lady, her patience is beyond my words.

Her hard work and professionalism have no boundaries. She is the right person for all type of cases.

Thanks to Anna and Joe for all your support and guidance which helped me fulfill my dream.

I would say Reiss Edwards is lucky to have Joe D. and Anna F. Great job Reiss Edwards.

thanks once again. Anna you’re a Gem and a Star.

Cheyam Shaked

"Anna Foley was the lawyer helping my partner obtain an EEA EFM visa. She was outstanding. Handling the case with constant correspondence over a lengthy, lockdown delayed 7-month application process. Her expert advice guided us successfully through some difficult times as a result of COVID-19. Some of the best service I have received for any service ever! Often replying to emails late at night, offering to send additional correspondence to the home office and going above and beyond in handling our case! Well done and thank you Reiss Edwards and thank you Anna!!".

Isaac .T

"Professional service. I was very impressed with the fact that my ILR application was successful 6 weeks after the submission amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I also think the portfolio put together by the team at Reiss Edwards has played a big part in the quick turnaround of my application".

Jesse Lee

"Reiss Edwards did a great job, and so much work, for their reasonable fixed fee. I would heartily recommend them to anyone looking to secure a Visa and /or Visa renewal. I will use them again when mine needs to renew. Great value".

Majlinda Berisha

"The help, the professionalism, the kindness from this team is phenomenal. A massive thank you to Anna Foley.

I have had a really tough time with getting my husband’s visa. My last immigration lawyer made many mistakes that caused stress, disappointments and sadness.

I was weary about getting another lawyer as I thought I was going to go through the same experience but no, it turned out better than what I had hoped or even imagined.

What I received was: constant emails and calls updating me and asking if anything else is needed. If I called and they missed my phone call I would get a call back within 10 minutes. All of my documents were carefully checked and I would get a reply the next day if anything was missing or not correct. There were times that I was impatient and asked to just send the visa off, but was reminded that everything had to be perfect and correct before submitting the application. I was told about every option I had and discussed what the best would be. I was always spoke in a nice, calm, polite manner.

The overall intelligence of this team, especially Anna Foley for me, is outstanding. I am speechless. Anna done such an amazing job on my husband’s application that although we couldn’t apply for the fast service and was told to wait for 12 weeks, we got a reply within 5 weeks.

That alone shows what an amazing and talented team Reiss Edwards are. Thank you".

Christine .C

"I wholeheartedly recommend Reiss Edwards to anyone who is in search of immigration advice. I had the pleasure of speaking with Amar who has been very thorough in finding a solution to my enquiry, and followed up with additional information even after the consultation. I normally don't leave reviews, and this firm already has enough good reviews for me to need to my own anyways! However, in this instance, I do hope that my review can let anyone who reads it be aware that RE is a great choice, these people care enough to help you the best they can".

Zohaib Butt

"I had the chance to use Reiss Edwards services for my Tier 2 extension. Marija dealt with my case and I found her very professional and experienced in dealing with my application. The care and attention to detail was exceptional. I would definitely recommend Reiss Edwards!".

Quintus Liu

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Khasan Vosijonov

"Thank you, Ms. Anna Foley! I am writing this with tears of joy.

As a family, we are all grateful to Anna Foley and her firm Reiss Edwards, for doing all the hard work and giving us the best support. Finally We found the best law firm".

Saira Lawson-Brown

"Highly professional organisation and really supportive solicitors. Ina Iteva the solicitor that was provided to us was a blessing in disguise, as our first solicitor was let go off due to pandemic. She was so supportive and understanding throughout the process, and my husband spouse visa was granted due to their effort and attention to detail. We constantly try to keep in touch with her and consider her as more of a friend now than a solicitor. Sure, to bother her and the firm more in the future".

Nora Nkechi

"My Tier 1 Investor Visa was dealt with quickly and without issue. Would recommend Reiss Edwards as an Immigration law firm in London. Thank you to the team".

Deepak Chartbhurjh

"This is the only firm that i spoke with that didn't ask for money before listening to me, will be using them again. I used Reiss Edwards for my Tier 2 visa application and it was successful. The team was ever present and happy to answer my question. The caseworker that dealing with my case went on holiday yet by case did not suffer one bit. Another lawyer stepped and took over the case without any hassle".

Hakeem Salam

"I used Reiss Edwards immigration lawyers to assist with my immigration matter and that of my family. It was an EX1 application. They dealt with the matter properly and even when complications were coming up from the Home Office, they helped resolve the issue properly. They are very professional and are very popular in London. I am happy to have worked with them".

Top Notch Immigration Service

"Reiss Edwards is a top notch immigration service company. The way they handled our documentation and also the list of documents they sent was efficient and top quality. They helped us professionally throughout the process. We are very happy with the immigration advice we received from the team. We highly recommend them".

Mo Hussein

"I have been using Reiss Edwards for three years now for my family's immigration application. Both for my initial application and extension. They are really affordable. The team of solicitors at this firm are probably one of the most efficient and economical in terms of cost. They offered free advice over the phone and spent good time with us before inviting us for consultation".

Gallagher Jones

"I contacted Reiss Edwards to help me with my wife's UK settlement visa. They acted with utmost professionalism throughout the entire application. I spoke with Joe Dinh, he is an immigration solicitor and he is one of the best solicitors out there. He ensured that there was little to no room for error. At some point I thought he was over cautious. He remained calmed and continued to assure us on our immigration matter. Most people in his position would have panicked but he was calmed and continued to assure us. We received out positive outcome very quickly".

Richard Stone

"I have just had British Citizenship application approved. Prior to making the application, I was not sure which law firm i should hire to facilitate the paperwork. After a few hours of research, i decided to go with Reiss Edwards and i must confess that I wasn't disappointed. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards handled my case well and they really knew what they were doing. They were fully aware of what documents I needed and it was easy for them to tell if my case was going to be easy or not. At the end of the day, I have not received my British citizenship within 3 months. If anyone is looking for a good immigration lawyer to handle their case, contact Reiss Edwards".

Fong Li

"Investing over 2 million pounds is definitely not a routine decision. We had to make sure that the Tier 1 investor immigration lawyers that we'd be picking has to be one of the best within the Tier 1 investor category. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they were able to get us not only the Tier 1 investor visa but also suggested profitable investment portfolios in addition to what we already had in mind".

Nancy Jacquard

"It's a shame that you don't have an 'Excellent' star rating on here, as my experience with Reiss Edwards is nothing short of an excellent rating. They handled my application for an Indefinite Leave to remain in April 2014 and did my husband's one very recently including my daughter. Every time i have approached them, they have continued to treat me with courtesy, respect and patience. Amar was indeed a very thorough and professional gentleman. He is very knowledgeable, corporative and engaging. He responded to my emails, calls and enquiries promptly. He was always reassuring. I could not have asked for a better Immigration service. I would recommend them over and over again for anyone looking for an immigration advice. They gave me a free immigration advice when i called them, and the quality of the advice was something other charge thousands for. If you need a particular, name, Amar would be it. He exemplifies, for me, the true, professional gentleman. He is a valuable asset to Reiss Edwards".

Florence Giwa

"I am glad that i instructed Reiss Edwards on my visa matter. It started with a 20 minutes free immigration advice. I met with Amar to discuss my ILR refusal. He gave me a great deal of quality advice and decided to take on my messy case. I had doubts on the merits of my case by he was relatively convinced he could win it. That made me quite secure. To be honest, things did not start as quick as I would have wanted, but they kept on communicating the process and state of things to me.A big thank you to Verusha and Foram. They were also very helpful. Brilliant and informative. Their fee was fair and reasonable, especially if you compare them to other law firms and immigration law firms in London; some of whom even told me that i would not be able to get an indefinte leave to remain in this country. The process was long but was worth it. In the end, a big thank you to Reiss Edwards".

Salisu Ibrahim

"Fantastic Solicitors!!! My wife's spouse visa extension application was refused by the Home Office and they gave her 14 days to leave the country. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they said "OK don't worry we will sort this out". They put together the list of documents for me to obtain and they prepared a bundle which was as thick as the printer it came out from.We followed everything they asked us to do and in the end we won our appeal and got our spouse visa. We can't recommend them enough and we have promised ourselves never to make any more UK visa applications without them".

Amir Sandeep

"The team of lawyers at Reiss Edwards are very professional and friendly people. Their experience in and around UK immigration law is quite extensive; be sure that you application is in safe and competent hands. My immigration matter was an indefinite leave to remain application based on Tier 1 on a self-employment basis. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards made sure that the application was perfect and ready to be accepted. I got a positive decision and I recommend them highly for anyone who needs a UK immigration help".

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