As of 1 October 2019, there is no longer a quota for the number of residence permits for employees in the Asian catering industry. A new condition is that the UWV must be notified of a vacancy three weeks in advance. Only then may an application be filed for a combined work and residence permit, a so-called GVVA.
hat does this mean?
Cooks working in a specialised restaurant in the Asian catering industry can be granted a combined permit as usual. The UWV assesses the labour market aspects. The criteria have been laid down in the Aliens Employment Act Implementation Regulations (RuWav). The employer must report an available vacancy at least three weeks before filing the application with the UWV Servicepunt Aziatische horeca (Asian Catering Industry Service Point).
Applying for an Asian catering industry GVVA
The application process for a GVVA is as follows: