No work permits required for Japanese nationals
Japanese nationals no longer need a work permit to work in the Netherlands. This was confirmed by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment on 19 February 2015. This means Japanese nationals now have free access to the Dutch labour market. Japanese nationals wishing to work in the Netherlands will still need to obtain a residence permit.
Candidates that meet the criteria for highly skilled migrant permits should note that the highly skilled migrant permit is still available for Japanese citizens, too. Applying for a highly skilled migrant permit via the IND or one of the Expatcenters will be much quicker than the process required to apply for an exemption according to the new ruling. In addition, highly skilled migrants will be able to make use of faster procedures and the Expatcenter’s information and welcome services.
Read more about the new ruling for Japanese nationals here.
First start-up visa awarded
The Expatcenter Amsterdam is very pleased to announce that the first start-up visa has been awarded. The visa was launched on 1 January 2015 for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to start a company in the Netherlands. You can find all information about the new start-up visa on our website here, and read more about the first recipient here.
The Expatcenter and We Are Public create cultural connections
The Expatcenter is teaming up with Amsterdam cultural platform We Are Public to introduce expats in the city to the very best in music, theatre, film and art. We firmly believe that connecting internationals with the cultural scene in Amsterdam helps them to feel at home faster. As such, expats can sign up for a free two-month trial membership of the We Are Public initiative, not only informing them what’s on but providing free (or discounted) entry to the events.
Please share this news with your employees, clients or colleagues. They can sign up for the free trial on our website.
The Expatcenter teams up with the historic City of Haarlem
As of 1 March 2015, highly skilled migrants who live in or are moving to the City of Haarlem can benefit from the wide variety of services offered by the Expatcenter Amsterdam Area. Find out more on our website.