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Immigration law and residence permit
Do you want to bring your partner to the Netherlands, but are you unsure whether you meet the conditions for a visa application? Has your application been rejected and do you need help with an objection or perhaps a new visa application? We can certainly be of service to you in immigration law with your residence permit.

Immigration law, residence permit & costs
Sound legal advice can do wonders and does not have to cost much (with us). We have experience in the field of immigration law and follow developments closely. In many cases, sound advice and/or assistance with the visa application will be sufficient to help you achieve your goal.

Rejection of the IND applicationfor a residence permit
If your application has been rejected by the IND, we can write and submit the objection for you. In the objection phase of immigration law, legal assistance is actually indispensable. How can a person be expected to be fully aware of the IND policy and current national and international legislation on immigration law? Which arguments have a chance of success and which do not?

IND objection and appeal
As a final step, we can also assist you in legal proceedings. Here you have to take into account higher costs and the court costs. At the start of such a procedure, we will give you the most accurate possible estimate of the costs and the chance of success. However, if we think that you can achieve your goal more quickly in any other way than lodging an objection or appeal, we will not hesitate to tell you. Not even if this means that we can earn less money.

Under immigration law, a foreign national is a person who does not have Netherlands nationality or a nationality of equivalent effect.

In the field of immigration law, we can assist you in the following matters:

  • Applying for (tourist/work) visa;
  • Objection and appeal in the event of rejection of a visa;
  • Family reunification;
  • Apply for MVV.
  • Etc.

Contact AGA Lawyers
The lawyers of AGA Lawyers can do a lot for you, such as guiding you during the entire process. Feel free to contact one of our expert lawyers for a 1st free intake interview.

TELEPHONE: 040-8444523 (1st intake interview free of charge and without obligation) (Available Mon to Fri between 09.00h and 21.00h). We can also be reached by e-mail:
E-MAIL:
 info@agajuristen.nl or contact form on the right side of our website.

Residence permit withdrawn
Has your residence permit been withdrawn because you no longer meet the purpose of stay for which the permit was issued? It is wise to contact a lawyer to see if it makes sense to dossier an objection. It is also possible that there are other accommodation options.

Please note that there is a time limit attached to lodging an objection against decisions of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND). In immigration law, the period for objecting is four weeks. So do not wait too long and contact us to discuss your situation.

Often you will first receive an intention to withdraw. In it, the IND indicates that they intend to withdraw your residence permit and you are given the opportunity to submit views. Although this intention is not yet a decision, it is still advisable to contact a lawyer then. It regularly happens that the IND decides to refrain from withdrawing on the basis of an opinion submitted by the lawyer.

More information and Contact AGA Lawyers
The lawyers of AGA Lawyers can do a lot for you, such as guiding you throughout the entire process. You can contact us at any time to discuss your questions, issue or possibilities with an AGA lawyer. Feel free to contact one of our expert lawyers for a 1st free tailor-made advice.
Call: 040-8444523
E-mail: info@agajuristen.nl
(Outside our opening hours you can fill in the contact form on this website, so that you will be called by a lawyer of AGA lawyers)f

Visa application and the value of legal advice

Pitfalls when applying for a visa
At first glance, the application for a regular fixed-term visa does not seem to be a complicated procedure. The conditions seem to be clearly defined and as long as the applicant and sponsor meet these conditions, there is no problem. However, the practice is a lot more unruly, which should not be a surprise when you consider that the IND is not exactly eager to provide a visa to everyone. In other words: it actually suits the IND that not every applicant meets the conditions. In my opinion, (affordable) legal advice can make a big difference for almost everyone. To substantiate this statement, I divide the applicants and referees into three different groups:

1) applicant and sponsor meet all the conditions

2) applicant and sponsor do not meet the conditions but could

3) applicant and sponsor do not meet the conditions

For the first group, the applicant and sponsor meet the conditions, legal advice seems superfluous. Even if he accidentally does not fill in the form correctly or completely or fails to send a document, he is usually offered a second chance to restore it. The problem, however, is that an applicant sometimes finds him to belong to that first group when in reality he belongs to the second group. This then has the extremely unpleasant consequence that the applicant suddenly receives a negative decision against the expectations.

Most people take the application form as a starting point and assume that they meet the conditions as long as they can present the requested documents. This is only the case to a certain extent.

The following example may clarify this. One of the major stumbling blocks on the road to family reunification is the so-called means requirement. The resource requirement can again be divided into three parts: the means of subsistence must 1) be acquired independently, 2) be available on a permanent level and 3) be of sufficient height. Moreover, this subdivision is not immediately clear from the application form. The first requirement speaks for itself: the income of your father or mother does not count this time. The second requirement means that the income is valid for at least one year at the time of application. The third requirement is that the income is at least equal to the minimum wage (full-time) including holiday allowance.

Now the applicant, whom I call Mr Derrik Jansen for the sake of convenience, has the firm conviction that he belongs to the first group. He has recently been on his own feet and has recently been awarded a one-year contract with a political party (which, ironically, is pushing for stricter admission requirements for immigrants) with a wage that is far above the minimum. In good spirits, he fills in the form and in anticipation of the good news, he prepares for reunification with the love of his life from Cambodia. After two months, an envelope from the IND pops up on the doormat. To his horror, he reads that the application has been rejected because Mr Jansen would not have demonstrated that he has sufficient resources on a lasting basis!

What happened? The annual contract that Mr Jansen had with his employer was only valid for 11 months and two weeks at the time of application and therefore he does not meet the requirement of sufficient sustainable income (of at least 12 months). Perhaps Mr Jansen will succeed in convincing his employer to give him another year's contract so that he can apply again. (after he has paid the fee again) Otherwise, it will be a difficult(er) story in which legal advice becomes even more indispensable. These kinds of pitfalls, and there are many of them, can be prevented by sound legal advice.

As far as the third group is concerned, which does not meet the conditions and will not be able to meet them so easily, it is mainly a question of defining strategy. How do I meet the conditions in the shortest possible time? There are several roads to Rome, not all of them equally fast. And not all roads lead to Rome. Here too, legal advice is of great importance.

The role of AGA Lawyers
A lawyer of AGA Lawyers offers assistance in most cases within administrative law. In the event of an administrative law conflict, an expert lawyer is at your side. Together with you, the lawyer determines the right approach and ensures the best possible solution and result. Advising, mediating, litigating, negotiating or drafting legal documents, AGA lawyers arrange it for you.

Contact AGA Lawyers
The administrative law lawyers of AGA Lawyers can do a lot for you, such as guiding you during the entire process. Feel free to contact one of our expert lawyers for a 1st free intake interview.

TELEPHONE: 040-8444523 (1st intake interview free of charge and without obligation) (Available Mon to Fri between 09.00h and 21.00h). We can also be reached by e-mail:
E-MAIL:
 info@agajuristen.nl or contact form on the right side of our website.

More information
At the top of the search bar of this website, you will find more information about the specific jurisdictions and issues. To do this, click on the search bar at the top of the website! More information can also be found via the links (blue colored text sections) on this page above.