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How we work

Your guide through the
maze of migration

Human sized maze
Step 1

Short Assessment

This is our first contact, mostly by phone or email. You provide us with the relevant information about your issue so we can assess how we can help you.

What to expect from us

We ask you a few questions to get a comprehensive understanding of your situation. We will likely ask you to send us some documentation.

What we expect from you

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. Ensure you have all relevant facts on hand regarding your situation.

Step 2

Consultation

We analyze information received during the intake to offer you expert legal advice in your best interest.

What to expect from us

We ensure you understand all the legal options as well as the potential outcomes. We also give you an estimate of the fees and costs.

What we expect from you

Make sure to express any personal concerns you may have regarding your situation and possible options.

Step 3

Case Execution

We engage in the necessary legal procedures such as filling out the application for your residence permit with the IND.

What to expect from us

You can count on us to be your expert representation towards government institutions such as IND and UWV. We keep you informed of the progress.

What we expect from you

You are expected to cooperate with additional documents if needed.

Step 4

Case Resolution

When we receive the decision from the IND we inform you immediately. If the outcome is positive, we inform you about the next step. if the outcome is not what we expected, we map out follow-up actions together.

What to expect from us

We keep you up to date of all the steps in the procedure that will occur

What we expect from you

Of course, bureaucratic procedures may require some patience from you :) In the meantime, we ask you to keep us informed of changes that may affect the procedure.

Step 5

Post-Permit

After we secured your position and finish the case successfully, we won’t cut you loose. We know that preventing new obstacles and anticipating better options is of vital importance.

What to expect from us

Included in our fixed fee for guidance in applications and proceedings is a one-year free service for questions & answers.

What we expect from you

We ask you to keep us informed of changes that may possibly affect your permit

Our service portfolio

Your family relocation
expert

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Residence permit for Partner & Children

You want your partner (and child(ren) to come to the Netherlands. You would like guidance or you want advice in advance so that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. Residence permit for child under 18
  2. Residence permit for child born in the Netherlands
  3. Residence permit for adopted child
  4. Residence with your minor Dutch Child (Chavez)
  5. Permits for a family member of a citizen of the Union
  6. Family member of refugee

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake. These are about age, residence permit, income and integration exam. Different requirements are in account depending on the country your partner is a citizen of. You can read all about it on the website of the IND
  2. We check your collected documents. Official documents must be legalized and translated
  3. After all the requirements are set we can apply for the MVV (in Dutch: Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf). You can also read all about it at the website of the IND
  4. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  5. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  6. You will receive a decision letter. If positive the MVV can be collected at the Dutch representation and your partner can travel to the Netherlands within 90 days. I negative, we can object to this decision within 4 weeks. This will be a new procedure
  7. When the residence permit is ready your partner can collect it at the IND desk in the Netherlands. We can make an appointment for you

Application costs

IND fees: EUR 228,00 and for children EUR 76,00. Civic Integration Exam Abroad EUR 150,00 plus costs for translations and legalization of documents.

Our fees

We charge a consultation fee of EUR 289,00 for advisory meetings with private clients. For the application itself, we charge EUR 1926,00 for the partner, EUR 925,00 for the first child, EUR 465,00 for the next child.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Permits for a family member of a citizen of the Union

You want to come to the Netherlands to live with a citizen of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland as a family member. You would like guidance or you want advice in advance so that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. Living in the Netherlands as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  2. Permanent residence permit for Union citizens and their family
  3. Permanent residency Brexit
  4. Frontier worker Brexit

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake. Check all the details on the website of the IND
  2. We check your collected documents. Official documents must be legalized and translated
  3. After all the requirements are set we can apply for the permit
  4. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  5. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  6. You will receive a decision letter
  7. When the residence permit is ready you can travel to the Netherlands
  8. Post-permit: there is a lot to know about this residence permit. You can lose your rights to stay in the Netherlands if something is changed in your situation, You can also read all about it at the website of the IND

Application costs

Ranges from EUR 76,00 to EUR 228,00 depending on the application.

Our fees

We charge a consultation fee of EUR 289,00 advisory meetings with private clients. For the application itself, we charge between EU 1000,00 - EU 1500,00

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Employment

Imagine, you are working in the Netherlands and in the last few months the atmosphere at work changes. Your employer wants to negotiate a new contract, but the new contract will not be compliant with the conditions needed for your residence permit. If you want to know your legal rights or you want help negotiating with your employer? Please contact us. Julien Luscuere Advocaten has 25 years of experience in employment law and employment law for immigrants.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. Advise on legal employment rights
  2. (New) contract negotiations
  3. Termination of employment contract
  4. Outstanding balances

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your situation and work history in the Netherlands
  2. We advise you how to proceed using the best strategy
  3. We negotiate with your employer
  4. If necessary we can go to court or look for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the case and application.

Our fees

Without knowledge of the conflict and a review of the circumstances and the documents, it's not possible to give a quote before we start our consultations. If we have to start legal actions, we will first check whether you are eligible for subsidized legal aid (In Dutch 'toevoeging'). If not, here are some examples of other cases: € 0,- in most friendly settlements, like a voluntary termination of the employment agreement, the employer will compensate the employee for the legal fees; € 1.200 - 2.000- average costs for the employer when finding a friendly settlement with the employee € 3.000,00 - 5.000,00 average costs for a defendant in a lawsuit € 4.000,00 - 8.000,00 average costs for a plaintiff in a lawsuit

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Humanitarian

If you want to stay or relocate to the Netherlands - and you can not apply for a regular permit - maybe you are eligible for a permit on humanitarian grounds. You can apply for a residence permit based on Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).

Variations of this residence permit

Temporary humanitarian:

  1. Victim of human trafficking or witness reporting to the police
  2. Child under supervision
  3. Temporary placement in a foster home or institution based on The Hague Child Protection Convention
  4. Unable to leave the Netherlands without any fault of your own
  5. Westernized Afghan girls and their family
  6. Terminal illness

Non-temporary humanitarian:

  1. Article 8 ECHR (private life)
  2. Placement under 18 in a foster home or institution based on The Hague Child Protection Convention
  3. Child and termination of parental authority

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we map out your situation and if we see if you are eligible under this scheme
  2. We prepare the application or object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze your file and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives.

Application costs

No costs

Our fees

If we have to start an objection or appeal, we will first check whether you are eligible for subsidized legal aid (in Dutch 'toevoeging'). If not, we will estimate the costs and make an offer.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Extension or change

When your permit is due to expire you need to extend your permit in time. But what if your situation is changed? Do you still meet the requirements for your permit? Or you want to change the purpose of your residence permit. For example, if you have a permit as a highly skilled migrant and you have found a Dutch or European partner, a change of purpose can be beneficial. Please ask us for advice.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. Change in purpose of stay and extension

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your situation and work history in the Netherlands
  2. We advice you how to proceed using the best strategy
  3. We negotiate with your employer
  4. If necessary we can go to court or look for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the application between EUR 76,00 and EUR 228,00

Our fees

We charge a consultation fee of EUR 289,00 advisory meetings with private clients. For the chance or extension of the permit itself our fees range between EUR 900,00 to EUR 1200,00.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Litigation

A negative decision by the IND often has major consequences for someone's life. An upcoming emigration is on hold, starting a new job may not be possible, or losing a residence permit can turn your life upside down. It is also necessary to act quickly. The objection period in administrative law is only four weeks. Julien Luscuere Advocaten has 25 years in migration law. If you want to know whether your case has a chance of success, please contact our office for advice.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. A negative decision on a application
  2. Intention to withdraw a residence permit
  3. Withdrawal residence permit
  4. Rejection of an administrative appeal
  5. Negative court decision
  6. Negative high court decision
  7. Procedure European court

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your application for a residence permit in the Netherlands, or recap your stay in the Netherlands with all the relevant circumstances.
  2. We object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze your file and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives.

Application costs

Depending on the case or application.

Our fees

If we have to start an objection or appeal, we will first check whether you are eligible for subsidized legal aid (called toevoeging in Dutch). If not, we will estimate the costs and make an offer.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Residence gap

Imagine that you have been a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands for more than five years and finally the day is there you can apply for Dutch citizenship. After a few months, you receive a letter from the immigration office which it states that your application is denied because of a so-called residence gap.

Variations of this residence permit

There can be many reasons you are confronted with a negative decision of the IND because of a so-called residence gap. It means you have stayed in the Netherlands without a legal permit. This can also be for just a few weeks.

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your stay in the Netherlands
  2. We object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze all your files and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the procedure, the IND or the court will charges fees. Court fees will range between EUR 187,00 - EUR 365,00

Our fees

We have fixed fees for applications. If we have to start an objection or appeal, we will first check whether you are eligible for subsidized legal aid (In Dutch 'toevoeging'). If not, we will estimate the costs and make an offer for a fixed fee.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Short stay

If you want to come to the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days on holiday, or for a family visit or business visit and need a Schengen visa - we can do this for you. Or are you already here and need an extension due to unforeseen circumstances? Then we may be able to help you.

Variations of this residence permit

  1. Short stay, holiday or business visa
  2. Extended Schengen visa or visa-exempt period
  3. Change a Schengen visa from single-entry to multiple-entry

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake
  2. We submit the relevant application to the IND along with supporting documents
  3. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  4. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  5. Once a permit is granted, we help you ensure compliance by guiding you through regulatory conditions

Application costs

Ranges from EUR 30,00 - EUR 177,00

Our fees

We charge a consultation fee of EUR 289,00 advisory meetings with private clients. For the application itself, we charge between EUR 500,00 - EUR 1000,00

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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01

Residence permit for Partner & Children

You want your partner (and child(ren) to come to the Netherlands. You would like guidance or you want advice in advance so that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

Variations under this scheme

  1. Residence permit for child under 18
  2. Residence permit for child born in the Netherlands
  3. Residence permit for adopted child
  4. Residence with your minor Dutch Child (Chavez)
  5. Permits for a family member of a citizen of the Union
  6. Family member of refugee

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake. These are about age, residence permit, income and integration exam. Different requirements are in account depending on the country your partner is a citizen of. You can read all about it on the website of the IND
  2. We check your collected documents. Official documents must be legalized and translated
  3. After all the requirements are set we can apply for the MVV (in Dutch: Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf). You can also read all about it at the website of the IND
  4. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  5. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  6. You will receive a decision letter. If positive the MVV can be collected at the Dutch representation and your partner can travel to the Netherlands within 90 days. I negative, we can object to this decision within 4 weeks. This will be a new procedure
  7. When the residence permit is ready your partner can collect it at the IND desk in the Netherlands. We can make an appointment for you

Application costs

IND fees: EUR 228,00 and for children EUR 76,00. Civic Integration Exam Abroad EUR 150,00 plus costs for translations and legalization of documents.

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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02

Permits for a family member of a citizen of the Union

You want to come to the Netherlands to live with a citizen of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland as a family member. You would like guidance or you want advice in advance so that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

Variations under this scheme

  1. Living in the Netherlands as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
  2. Permanent residence permit for Union citizens and their family
  3. Permanent residency Brexit
  4. Frontier worker Brexit

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake. Check all the details on the website of the IND
  2. We check your collected documents. Official documents must be legalized and translated
  3. After all the requirements are set we can apply for the permit
  4. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  5. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  6. You will receive a decision letter
  7. When the residence permit is ready you can travel to the Netherlands
  8. Post-permit: there is a lot to know about this residence permit. You can lose your rights to stay in the Netherlands if something is changed in your situation, You can also read all about it at the website of the IND

Application costs

Ranges from EUR 76,00 to EUR 228,00 depending on the application.

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
03

Employment

Imagine, you are working in the Netherlands and in the last few months the atmosphere at work changes. Your employer wants to negotiate a new contract, but the new contract will not be compliant with the conditions needed for your residence permit. If you want to know your legal rights or you want help negotiating with your employer? Please contact us. Julien Luscuere Advocaten has 25 years of experience in employment law and employment law for immigrants.

Variations under this scheme

  1. Advise on legal employment rights
  2. (New) contract negotiations
  3. Termination of employment contract
  4. Outstanding balances

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your situation and work history in the Netherlands
  2. We advise you how to proceed using the best strategy
  3. We negotiate with your employer
  4. If necessary we can go to court or look for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the case and application.

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
04

Humanitarian

If you want to stay or relocate to the Netherlands - and you can not apply for a regular permit - maybe you are eligible for a permit on humanitarian grounds. You can apply for a residence permit based on Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).

Variations under this scheme

Temporary humanitarian:

  1. Victim of human trafficking or witness reporting to the police
  2. Child under supervision
  3. Temporary placement in a foster home or institution based on The Hague Child Protection Convention
  4. Unable to leave the Netherlands without any fault of your own
  5. Westernized Afghan girls and their family
  6. Terminal illness

Non-temporary humanitarian:

  1. Article 8 ECHR (private life)
  2. Placement under 18 in a foster home or institution based on The Hague Child Protection Convention
  3. Child and termination of parental authority

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we map out your situation and if we see if you are eligible under this scheme
  2. We prepare the application or object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze your file and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives.

Application costs

No costs

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
05

Extension or change

When your permit is due to expire you need to extend your permit in time. But what if your situation is changed? Do you still meet the requirements for your permit? Or you want to change the purpose of your residence permit. For example, if you have a permit as a highly skilled migrant and you have found a Dutch or European partner, a change of purpose can be beneficial. Please ask us for advice.

Variations under this scheme

  1. Change in purpose of stay and extension

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your situation and work history in the Netherlands
  2. We advice you how to proceed using the best strategy
  3. We negotiate with your employer
  4. If necessary we can go to court or look for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the application between EUR 76,00 and EUR 228,00

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
06

Litigation

A negative decision by the IND often has major consequences for someone's life. An upcoming emigration is on hold, starting a new job may not be possible, or losing a residence permit can turn your life upside down. It is also necessary to act quickly. The objection period in administrative law is only four weeks. Julien Luscuere Advocaten has 25 years in migration law. If you want to know whether your case has a chance of success, please contact our office for advice.

Variations under this scheme

  1. A negative decision on a application
  2. Intention to withdraw a residence permit
  3. Withdrawal residence permit
  4. Rejection of an administrative appeal
  5. Negative court decision
  6. Negative high court decision
  7. Procedure European court

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your application for a residence permit in the Netherlands, or recap your stay in the Netherlands with all the relevant circumstances.
  2. We object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze your file and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives.

Application costs

Depending on the case or application.

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
07

Residence gap

Imagine that you have been a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands for more than five years and finally the day is there you can apply for Dutch citizenship. After a few months, you receive a letter from the immigration office which it states that your application is denied because of a so-called residence gap.

Variations under this scheme

There can be many reasons you are confronted with a negative decision of the IND because of a so-called residence gap. It means you have stayed in the Netherlands without a legal permit. This can also be for just a few weeks.

Typical procedure

  1. During the intake, we recap your stay in the Netherlands
  2. We object to the decision and request the file from the IND
  3. We analyze all your files and advice you on how to proceed
  4. This can be an objection or appeal in court or looking for alternatives

Application costs

Depending on the procedure, the IND or the court will charges fees. Court fees will range between EUR 187,00 - EUR 365,00

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Get in touch
09

Short stay

If you want to come to the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days on holiday, or for a family visit or business visit and need a Schengen visa - we can do this for you. Or are you already here and need an extension due to unforeseen circumstances? Then we may be able to help you.

Variations under this scheme

  1. Short stay, holiday or business visa
  2. Extended Schengen visa or visa-exempt period
  3. Change a Schengen visa from single-entry to multiple-entry

Typical procedure

  1. We check your requirements during the intake
  2. We submit the relevant application to the IND along with supporting documents
  3. We make the payment of application fees to the IND
  4. We liaise with the immigration professional at IND to respond swiftly to additional requests
  5. Once a permit is granted, we help you ensure compliance by guiding you through regulatory conditions

Application costs

Ranges from EUR 30,00 - EUR 177,00

Our fees

Ranges from EUR 1970 to EUR 3350,00 depending on the application.

Would you like to learn more about this scheme and how you may best make use of it? Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Success stories

Short-term problems,
Long-term solutions

Residence gab
Case type

Residence Gab - Dutch citizenship - Appeal court

Nationality

From Ukraine

Case duration

7 months

Case description

Imagine that you have been a highly skilled migrant in the Netherlands for more than five years and finally the day is there you can apply for Dutch citizenship. After a few months, you receive a letter from the immigration office which it states that your application is denied because of a so-called residence gap. What happened?

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Bureaucratic challenge for parents of Dutch children
Case type

Residence with your minor Dutch child (Chavez)

Nationality

Dutch - Ghanaian

Case duration

three years

Case description

A heart-breaking decision finally turned out well. The mother is living in Ghana with her two Dutch sons. When the boys are at the age to start elementary school, the mother and father think it's for the best that the boys will relocate to the Netherlands. It is the most difficult decision the mother has ever made: in the summer the children move to the Netherlands with their fathers and their step-mothers. The parents agree that the mother will visit the Netherlands to see how the young boys are doing. Regretfully, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs refuses the mother a holiday visa. The family comes to our office.

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