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NETHERLANDS – Self-Employed Activities Permitted for Intra-Corporate Transferees

Effective 1 October 2018, third-country nationals working in the Netherlands with an intra-corporate transfer (ICT) permit can perform self-employed activities alongside the main working activities for which their residence permit in the Netherlands has been initially granted, according to a recent decree.

The same benefit was granted to Highly-Skilled Migrant (Knowledge Migrant) permit holders, students and researchers in April 2017.

The same decree, of 27 August 2018, limits to 12 weeks the time a Work Holiday Scheme (WHS) / Work Holiday Program (WHP) permit holder can work for any one employer, during the permit’s one-year validity.

Finally, also from 1 October 2018, North Korean nationals will no longer be eligible for a work/residence permit in the Netherlands, in accordance with UN-resolution 2371 (2017).

Action Items

  • Residence permit holders in the Netherlands and their employers, who may be affected by these changes, should consult an immigration adviser.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.