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NETHERLANDS: Fees for Certain Applications Increased

The fees the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) charges for applications that enable foreign nationals to work or study in the Netherlands, or to form or reunite a family, were raised on July 1, 2011.

The IND fee for an entry clearance visa (MVV) for the purpose of family reunification was raised enormously, from EUR 830 to EUR 1250. Also, a residence permit for this purpose without a MVV was raised to EUR 1250.

The IND application fee for an entry clearance visa (MVV) and residence permit for labor migrants were also substantially raised. The fees for the MVV and residence permit were EUR 433 and EUR 188, respectively. Now the fees are EUR 600 for the MVV and EUR 300 for the residence permit.

Also, the IND fee for a knowledge migrant residence permit application without an entry clearance visa was raised from EUR 331 to EUR 750.

The fee increase does not apply to Turkish nationals and their family members who can derive rights from the EC-Turkey Association Agreement, or to European Union/European Economic Area citizens.

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