Connecticut, US

Nov 27 2019

International Newcomers Amsterdam Application Fees to Increase

Netherlands

At a Glance

  • Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Newcomers (IN) Amsterdam will increase its application fees significantly by 20%.
  • Foreign nationals use the IN Amsterdam as a central location where they can complete both their town hall registration and in-country immigration processes such as submitting biometric data and collecting their residence endorsement sticker and/or permit.
  • Employers should review their budgets in order to account for the additional costs for employing foreign nationals due to the fee increases.

The situation

Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Newcomers (IN) Amsterdam will significantly increase its application fees by 20%.

Background

Foreign nationals who live in the Amsterdam region or whose employer is based there can use the IN Amsterdam as a central location to complete both their town hall registration and in-country immigration processes such as submitting biometric data and collecting their residence endorsement sticker and/or permit.

A closer look

Details of the new fees include the following:

  • Fees charged for all children. The IN Amsterdam will now charge government fees for each child included in an application. Currently, fees are only charged for the first two children.
  • New businesses. New businesses will have to pay service fees during their first year in the Amsterdam Area, or for their first ten employee applications (whichever occurs first). Previously, they were excluded from paying these fees.
  • Fee increases. The new fees are as follows and will be reviewed annually:

     
Municipal Registration/BSN Combined With Immigration Procedure (fee includes Value Added Tax)

Highly skilled migrant (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 254.10

2020 fee: EUR 304.92

Partner (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 127.05

2020 fee: EUR 152.46

Child (non-EU)

Current fee EUR 60.50 

2020 fee: EUR 72.60

Single Immigration Procedure- First Application and Extension (fee includes Value Added Tax)

Highly skilled migrant (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 193.60

2020 fee: EUR 232.32

Partner (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 96.80

2020 fee: EUR 116.16

Child (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 42.35

2020 fee: EUR 50.82

Single Procedure- Municipal Registration - Citizen Service Number/Non-Resident Service Number (RNI/BSN) (fee includes Value Added Tax)

Highly skilled migrant (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 60.50

2020 fee: EUR 72.60

Partner (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 30.25

2020 fee: EUR 36.30

Child (non-EU)

Current fee: EUR 15.13

2020 fee: EUR 18.15



The exchange rate at the time of publication is 1 USD to 0.91 EUR.

Impact for employers

Employers should review their budgets in order to account for the additional costs for employing foreign nationals.

Impact for foreign nationals

  • Increased expenses for families. Since the IN Amsterdam will now charge fees for each child, it will become more expensive for foreign nationals with families to apply to live and work in the Netherlands. 
  • Alternative options. Foreign nationals can complete the immigration formalities at an immigration office and separately complete registration formalities through a general municipal location where they will not need to pay a fee; however, they will have to attend multiple appointments and wait times are lengthy.

 

Looking ahead

Amsterdam has become a highly attractive destination for foreign nationals and, as a result, the local government is looking to expand services. Fragomen will provide updates on any further expansion of services. 

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to Netherlandsinfo@fragomen.com.