Global mobility services

Expansion of group approach in the NOW and easing of several other measures

By letter dated April 22, 2020 the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced an important expansion of the group approach in the NOW. We discuss this expansion briefly. We also discuss the announced easing of the unemployment insurance contributions differentiation and the imposition of penalties in respect of highly skilled migrants.

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COVID-19 measures: Schengen area on lockdown for non-EU residents

On March 17, 2020, the EU heads of government decided that travelers from outside the European Union will no longer be allowed to enter the Schengen area, unless it is absolutely necessary for them to do so. The Netherlands has followed this up by closing its borders to citizens from outside the EU from March 19, 2020 at 6.00 p.m. The entry ban has now been extended to June 15, 2020.


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Brexit: right of UK citizens to reside in the Netherlands

On January 31, 2020 the United Kingdom left Europe. A withdrawal agreement (‘deal’) was negotiated under which UK citizens and their family members who lawfully resided in the Netherlands before the Brexit date or during the transitional period will retain their right to reside in the Netherlands. The transitional rules apply through to December 31, 2020. The arrangements in the withdrawal agreement apply to both UK citizens and any family members who are not EU nationals.

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Dutch online registration system for international assignments live as of March 1, 2020

As announced on December 19, 2019, the online registration will go live on March 1, 2020 (notifications with an effective date after March 1 will be able to be entered into the system from February 1). The registration can be done in Dutch, English or German.

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Annual adjustment of salary criterion for highly skilled migrants 2020

The gross monthly salaries that apply as of January 1, 2020 have been published.

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Update on ‘no-deal’ Brexit: withdrawal rules for UK citizens and family members

In anticipation of a possible ‘no-deal’ Brexit, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Safety has published withdrawal rules for citizens of the United Kingdom and their family members who lawfully reside in the Netherlands on March 29, 2019. These provide for transitional rules applying until June 30, 2020, followed by final rules. 

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Solutions for managing your global workforce

Managing your global workforce is no easy task and poses many challenges. Read more about how Meijburg & Co’s professionals can help you to manage this more efficiently.

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