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Highly skilled migrant – immigration lawyer

Highly Skilled Migrant – Immigration Lawyer

The knowledge migrant scheme within the Dutch alien’s policy makes it possible for companies to attract knowledge migrants relatively quickly and easily. Highly qualified employees from countries outside the European Union can work in the Netherlands in for example a senior management position or as a specialist under favourable conditions of the scheme. However, both the knowledge migrant and the employer must meet a number of conditions.

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Highly skilled migrant conditions

Are you a knowledge migrant and do you want to contribute to the Dutch knowledge economy? If so, you will first need a residence permit. Before a residence permit is granted, you must have an employment agreement with an employer or research institute in the Netherlands that has been designated by the IND as a recognised sponsor and is included in the public register of recognised sponsors. You must also earn sufficient income and you must have agreed on a salary in line with the market with your employer.

Aylin Selamet

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Do you want to work and live in the Netherlands? We can arrange the entire application process.

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In addition, a number of (additional) conditions apply to you as a highly skilled migrant. What conditions exactly depends on your personal situation. At Law & More, the immigration lawyers have a fast and personal approach. They will be happy to help you with your application. Before proceeding with the application, our specialists will provide you with all the necessary information so that you will not be faced with any surprises.

Not only you, but also the company where you are going to work has to meet certain conditions. Are you a company that wants to hire a highly skilled migrant? In that case, you must first of all be recognised by the IND as a sponsor. Reliability and continuity of your company are important. Is your company recognised as a sponsor? In that case, your company must comply with the following obligations: the duty of administration, the duty to provide information and the duty of care. Does your company fail to do so? If so, this may lead to the withdrawal of recognition as a sponsor.

What clients say about us

Very customer friendly service and perfect guidance!

Mr. Meevis has assisted me in an employment law case. He did this, together with his assistant Yara, with great professionalism and integrity. In addition to his qualities as a professional lawyer, he remained at all times an equal, a human being with a soul, which gave a warm and safe feeling. I stepped into his office with my hands in my hair, Mr. Meevis immediately gave me the feeling that I could let go of my hair and he would take over from that moment on, his words became deeds and his promises were kept. What I like most is the direct contact, regardless of day/time, he was there when I needed him! A topper! Thanks Tom!





Aylin is one of the best divorce lawyer who is always reachable and gives answers with details. Even though we had to manage our process from different countries we didn’t face any difficulties. She managed our process Very quickly and smoothly.

Ezgi Balik



Nice work Aylin

Very professional and always be efficient on communications. Well done!




Adequate approach

Tom Meevis was involved in the case throughout, and every question there was on my part was answered quickly and clearly by him. I will certainly recommend the firm (and Tom Meevis in particular) to friends, family and business associates.




Excellent result and pleasant cooperation

I presented my case to LAW and More and was helped quickly, kindly and above all effectively. I am very satisfied with the result.




Very good handling of my case

I would like to thank Aylin very much for her efforts. We are very happy with the outcome. The customer is always central with her and we have been helped very well. Knowledgeable and very good communication. Really recommend this office!

Sahin kara



Legally satisfied with the services given

My situation was resolved in a way where I can only say that the result is as I wished it to be. I was helped to my satisfaction and the way Aylin acted can be described as accurate, transparent and decisive.




Everything well arranged

From the beginning we had a good click with the lawyer, she helped us to walk the right way and removed possible uncertainties. She was clear and a people person which we experienced as very pleasant. She made the information clear and through her we knew exactly what to do and what to expect. A very pleasant experience with Law and more, but especially with the lawyer we had contact with.




Very knowledgeable and friendly people

Very great and professional (legal) service. Communicatie en samenwerking ging erg goed en snel. Ik ben geholpen door dhr. Tom Meevis en mw. Aylin Selamet. In short, I had a good experience with this office.





Very friendly people and very good service … can not say otherwise that is super helped. Should it occur I will definitely come back.




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Has a residence permit been granted to you? If so, the period of validity of your residence permit will be equal to the period of your employment contract with a maximum of 5 years. The permit can be extended indefinitely.

During the period of validity of your residence permit, you can change employer as a highly skilled migrant and join another company that is recognised by the IND as a sponsor. Both the old and the new employer must report your job change to the IND within four weeks.

Do you become unemployed as a highly skilled migrant? In that case, you are entitled to a search period of three months from the day after your employment is terminated. If you are unable to join another employer (sponsor) as a highly skilled migrant within the search period, the IND will revoke your permit.

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Highly Skilled Migrant

As of June 2011, a highly skilled migrant will be able to apply for the EU Blue Card (EU Blue Card) in addition to the required residence permit. The EU Blue Card is a combined residence and work permit for highly-skilled migrants who do not have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union.

The European Blue Card offers the highly skilled migrant a number of advantages. First of all, the employer of the highly skilled migrant does not have to be recognised by the IND as a sponsor. In addition, as a highly skilled migrant, who also holds a European Blue Card, you can work in another Member State after having worked in the Netherlands for 18 months, provided that you meet the conditions in that Member State.

In order to be eligible for the European Blue Card, you must meet stricter conditions than for a residence permit as a highly skilled migrant. For example, you must have an employment contract for 12 months or more, have completed at least a 3 year bachelor’s programme in higher education (hbo) and obtain at least the wage threshold of the Blue Card per month.

Our team of immigration law lawyers will guide you and submit an application for you to the IND. Would you like this or do you have other questions and would you like advice? Please contact Law & More. We will be happy to help you.

Do you want to know what Law & More can do for you as a law firm in Eindhoven and Amsterdam?
Then contact us by phone +31 40 369 06 80 or send an e-mail to:
mr. Tom Meevis, advocate at Law & More –
mr. Maxim Hodak, advocate at & More –

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