What is the change? The Dutch government has published government filing fees for 2018 residence permit applications.

What does the change mean? Effective Jan. 1, government filing fees will increase slightly for applicants filing for first-time residence permits or renewals, including in the highly skilled migrant, intra-corporate transferee, orientation year and family member permit categories. 

  • Implementation time frame: Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Visas/permits affected: Residence permits, including highly skilled migrant, labor migrant, orientation year and family member permits.
  • Who is affected: Employers sponsoring applicants in any of the above categories.
  • Business impact: The business impact is minimal, though costs may increase slightly as a result of the new fees.

Background: Fees will increase by about 1.3 percent compared to 2017 levels. Fees for some key categories will be as follows:

Application Category 2017 fee 2018 fee

First Entry

Highly Skilled Migrant €926 €938
Intra-Corporate Transferee €926 €938
Cross-border Service Provider €897 €909
Orientation Year €633 €641
Family Member €237 €240


Highly Skilled Migrant €396 €401
Intra-Corporate Transferee €396 €401
Family Member €237 €240

Recognized Sponsor Status

Regular Fee €5,276 ​€5,345
Reduced Fee €2,638 ​€2,672

The full fee schedule is available on this Immigration and Naturalization Service website.

BAL Analysis: Companies should take note of the increased fees and adjust their budgets if necessary.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in the Netherlands. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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