Free access to the Dutch labour market
So far, only EU/EEA and Swiss nationals have been exempted from the work permit requirements in the Netherlands. The exemption now applies to Japanese nationals as well, which means they have free access to the Dutch labour market. Japanese nationals wishing to work in the Netherlands will still need to obtain a residence permit.
According to the new ruling, employers who wish to send Japanese nationals to the Netherlands will no longer need to apply for a work permit for these individuals. A residence permit is still required. However, the new ruling significantly simplifies the immigration process for Japanese nationals coming to the Netherlands. The Expatcenter's combined services for municipal registration and immigration procedures for highly skilled migrants are also still available, as are the Expatcenter’s information and welcome services.