Newcomers to the Netherlands must comply with certain rules if they want to settle and work here. Some are required to take a civic integration exam. But newcomers also have rights. The rules differ depending on whether the newcomers are from inside or outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, particularly with regard to work and residence permits. The government takes a strict approach to unfair competition and illegal residence.
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Participation statement to be mandatory part of civic integration exam
08-07-2016 | 14:00
A ‘participation statement’ is to be made a mandatory part of the Netherlands’ civic integration process. This means that all ...
Reduced fee for civic integration examination abroad
17-12-2015 | 12:08
The fee for the examination taken by migrants travelling to the Netherlands to marry or be reunited with family is being reduced ...
Government: staying means participating
27-11-2015 | 17:38
Refugees with a residence permit must start participating in Dutch society as soon as possible. Learning the Dutch language and ...