Au pairs often come to the Netherlands for cultural exchange. To do so, they need a residence permit from the IND. In 2022, the government will tighten the au pair scheme to limit any disguised employment and labour exploitation.
Anyone who is not safe in their own country can obtain protection in the Netherlands (asylum). Asylum seekers who have a right to this can build a future in the Netherlands. Sometimes, reunification with family members who have stayed behind is part…
Going on business trips, visiting friends or family, practising sports or travelling for a medical reason: anyone who is required to have a visa and wants to pay a short visit to a Schengen country can do so with a short-stay visa. We would like to…
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VreemdelingenVisie (‘Vision on Foreign Nationals’) is a Dutch-language online magazine by the COA, DT&V and IND. In it, we discuss subjects such as admission, reception, guidance and support, and the return of foreign nationals. Read the latest edition here.
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