What is the change? The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has announced that it expects longer processing times for applications in the coming weeks.

  • Implementation time frame: Summer 2020. The delays are expected to be most acute in the next three weeks.
  • Visas/permits impacted: All visas and permits, including Highly Skilled Migrant permits and ICT permits.
  • Who is impacted: Employers and non-EU nationals applying for visas and permits.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing times will vary depending on the case, but the possibility of delays should be anticipated.

Analysis & Comments: The delays are the result of a higher number of applications than expected for 2019 so far and will most likely continue in the weeks ahead. During this time, employers may need to adjust time lines for employees with pending applications.

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