Dutch government increases cost for immigration
Posted November 30th, 2009 by johan
Highly Skilled Migrants
Also the costs of MVV’s (provisional residence permits) for Highly Skilled Migrants (kennismigranten) have been increased significantly. Employers employing highly skilled new recruits under this program, will now have to pay € 750.- for a MVV instead of € 250.-. Due to the quick procedure, knowledge migrants have an answer to their request of stay within two weeks with minimum administrative costs. The State Secretary expects this huge increase of administrative fees to be of no influence on the number of knowledge migrants, since research of the advisory board of foreign affairs has shown that the height of administrative fees is of no influence on the closure of employment contracts. Mostly these fees are paid by the employer. It is known that employers mostly value the quick procedures over the height of the fees.