Immigration law advice

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register here for a consultation.

Make an appointment

The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Immigration law consultation

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register here for a consultation.

Make an appointment

The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Immigration law consultation

Every Monday free consultation hour from 17PM – 19PM.

Make an appointment with one of our lawyers. You can register for an advisory meeting here.

Make an appointment

The first meeting is always for FREE and non-binding. We make the first assessment for you.

Lawyer

Christian van Dijk

Lawyer

Dimphy van Erp

Immigration law

Although asylum law and immigration law are often mentioned in one breath, these two areas must be strictly separated. Immigration law offers options, among other things, if you want to bring a foreign family member to the Netherlands or if you wish to work or study in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch citizen.

You can contact us for help with many questions.

• Do you want to bring your partner from abroad to the Netherlands (MVV)?
• Do you have medical problems and are you unable to leave the Netherlands?
• Does the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) intend to withdraw your residence permit?
• Have you or your partner been refused a visa?
• Are there changed circumstances and do you want to change the purpose of your residence permit?
• Are you a European citizen and do you want to live and work in the Netherlands?
• Have you received an entry ban or have you been declared unwanted?

Do not hesitate to contact us FREE of any obligation regarding any of the abovementioned or other questions. Make sure you pay attention to the deadline if you have received a decision? You usually have to act against a decision in just a few weeks! If the period has expired, in most cases the decision is legally established and has become inviolable.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities of bringing foreign family members to the Netherlands? Read more about this under “Immigration law – Family abroad“.

Immigration law

Although asylum law and immigration law are often mentioned in one breath, these two areas must be strictly separated. Immigration law offers options, among other things, if you want to bring a foreign family member to the Netherlands or if you wish to work or study in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch citizen.

You can contact us for help with many questions.

• Do you want to bring your partner from abroad to the Netherlands (MVV)?
• Do you have medical problems and are you unable to leave the Netherlands?
• Does the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) intend to withdraw your residence permit?
• Have you or your partner been refused a visa?
• Are there changed circumstances and do you want to change the purpose of your residence permit?
• Are you a European citizen and do you want to live and work in the Netherlands?
• Have you received an entry ban or have you been declared unwanted?

Do not hesitate to contact us FREE of any obligation regarding any of the abovementioned or other questions. Make sure you pay attention to the deadline if you have received a decision? You usually have to act against a decision in just a few weeks! If the period has expired, in most cases the decision is legally established and has become inviolable.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities of bringing foreign family members to the Netherlands? Read more about this under “Immigration law – Family abroad“.

CAN WE ALWAYS HELP YOU?

Frequently asked questions: Immigration law

Every first conversation is always FREE and without obligation. We make an initial assessment and, if necessary, take over the administrative burden from you.

We mainly work on the basis of funded legal aid: if your income and assets are below a certain limit, the government pays a lot cases your lawyer fees. You only have to pay a small personal contribution, which depends on your income. If you have a benefit, you are almost always eligible for funded legal aid. More information and current income and wealth standards can be found at www.rvr.org .

The length of a procedure depends very much on the type of case and at what stage the case is. The government is bound by statutory decision periods.
Application phase A decision must be made within a 'reasonable period': in any case within eight weeks after the application, unless the period is suspended by the government because, for example, you still have to provide information. It may also be the case that specific deadlines apply to certain applications: applications to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (usually) have periods of 90 days and even six months.
Objection phase This applies within six weeks must be decided (in an advisory committee 12 weeks), which term can also be extended by another six weeks. Again, different times may apply on a case-by-case basis. For example, the Immigration and Naturalization Service sometimes uses different terms, such as 19 weeks for objections to regular applications.
Appeals and Appeals Phase During these phases, the duration can increase enormously, depending on when there is an opportunity to schedule a hearing. If it concerns a large criminal case, the duration can amount to a year or even two. If it concerns a case on appeal against a benefit, this can also amount to more than a year's waiting period.

Would you like to contact us by phone or e-mail? You can use the following contact details:
E-mail: Info@vandijkadvocatenkantoor.nl Telephone: 030 - 33 33 000

Lawyer

Christian van Dijk

CAN WE ALWAYS HELP YOU?

Frequently asked questions: Immigration law

Every first conversation is always FREE and without obligation. We make an initial assessment and, if necessary, take over the administrative burden from you.

We mainly work on the basis of funded legal aid: if your income and assets are below a certain limit, the government pays a lot cases your lawyer fees. You only have to pay a small personal contribution, which depends on your income. If you have a benefit, you are almost always eligible for funded legal aid. More information and current income and wealth standards can be found at www.rvr.org .

The length of a procedure depends very much on the type of case and at what stage the case is. The government is bound by statutory decision periods.
Application phase A decision must be made within a 'reasonable period': in any case within eight weeks after the application, unless the period is suspended by the government because, for example, you still have to provide information. It may also be the case that specific deadlines apply to certain applications: applications to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (usually) have periods of 90 days and even six months.
Objection phase This applies within six weeks must be decided (in an advisory committee 12 weeks), which term can also be extended by another six weeks. Again, different times may apply on a case-by-case basis. For example, the Immigration and Naturalization Service sometimes uses different terms, such as 19 weeks for objections to regular applications.
Appeals and Appeals Phase During these phases, the duration can increase enormously, depending on when there is an opportunity to schedule a hearing. If it concerns a large criminal case, the duration can amount to a year or even two. If it concerns a case on appeal against a benefit, this can also amount to more than a year's waiting period.

Would you like to contact us by phone or e-mail? You can use the following contact details:
E-mail: Info@vandijkadvocatenkantoor.nl Telephone: 030 - 33 33 000

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