Wednesday 19 February 2020

IND Brexit letter blunder hits 60 at least

At least 60 British nationals in the Netherlands have been sent a letter by the IND immigration service which should have been sent to someone else, according to an analysis of reports made to In one case all four members of the same family had been sent someone else’s letter. In another, a man contacted on behalf of his elderly mother-in-law who, he said, is worried about what has happened to the letter destined for her. One man... More >

Dutch expats call for dual passport vote

Organisations representing Dutch expats in Britain and abroad have urged the senate to press ahead with a vote on legislation which would give tens of thousands of Dutch nationals in the UK the right to dual nationality if Britain and the EU fail to agree a Brexit deal. The law, which has been passed by the lower house of parliament, will make it possible for Dutch nationals living in Britain to apply for dual nationality without giving up their Dutch... More >

D66 promotes safe labour migration routes

Immigration may be a hot political potato at the moment but the Netherlands needs to bring in workers from outside Europe to fill gaps in the workforce, according to coalition party D66. ‘We are not getting anywhere if conservative politicians get their knickers in a twist again about immigration in the run up to the elections,’ MP Maarten Groothuizen said in an interview with the Volkskrant. ‘It is nothing to be scared off, and it has always been with us.... More >